It’s NHL Draft weekend, which means the futures of 210 young men, and many more, are going to be decided. Some players will see dreams come true, while others may find themselves disappointed.
However, just because it’s the NHL Draft doesn’t mean that only prospects will have their futures decided. Often, major trades take place during draft weekend that helps turn teams from pretenders into contenders. At least, that’s what the teams hope.
Players like Jordan Staal in 2012 and Cory Schneider in 2013 are just two of the biggest names dealt during the NHL Draft. This season, players like Ryan Kesler of the Vancouver Canucks, Evander Kane from Winnipeg and Patrick Sharp of the Blackhawks are just a few of the names rumored to be on the move this weekend.
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There are certainly going to be plenty of rumors and a few trades that take place throughout the next couple of days. And thankfully, you won’t have to look very far to get full, up to the minute information regarding the latest rumors and confirmed trades.
The FanSided trade and rumor trackers below will fill you in on all you need to know regarding the latest rumblings throughout the NHL.
**The latest rumors and deals are at the top of their respective tables. The trade tracker can be found below the rumor tracker**
|NHL Draft Rumor Tracker|
|Tyler Myers||The Red Wings are high on trying to acquire the former Calder Trophy winner, but the Sabres’ price is too high|
|1st overall||As of now, it’s expected that the Panthers hang on to the number one selection|
|Joe Thornton||The Stars have inquired about the availability of Sharks captain Joe Thornton|
|First round||The Buffalo Sabres are attempting to acquire another first round pick, and are willing to part with players and picks to do so.|
|1st overall||“#Panthers sitting on 2 legit offers for #1 #NHL draft pick. Heard as of late this afternoon those offers were not from a Canadian team.” Source|
|1st overall||The Panthers are reportedly seriously considering Toronto’s offer for the No. 1 pick centered around James Van Riemsdyk|
|James Neal||Rob Rossi reports that the scoring forward is in play for a trade this weekend|
|Tyler Myers||The trades of Ryan Kesler and Jason Garrison could open up room for GM Jim Benning to make a deal for the offensive-minded defenseman. Source|
|1st overall||The Vancouver Canucks are expected to use the recently acquired 24th overall pick in a package to try and move up to number one.|
|Jason Garrison||TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that Tampa Bay or Montreal could make a deal of the Canucks defenseman|
|Zach Bogosian||The Winnipeg Jets are expected to listen to offers for the defender despite not actively shopping him|
|1st overall||Darren Dreger of TSN reports that Florida is considering offers from teams outside the top 10 for the first pick.|
|NHL Draft Trade Tracker|
|James Neal||Confirmed||Patric Hornqvist |
|Derek Dorsett||Confirmed||85th overall pick|
|50th overall pick||Confirmed||Jason Garrison |
2015 7th round pick
|Nick Bonino |
24th overall pick
2014 3rd round pick
|Confirmed|| Ryan Kesler |
2014 3rd round pick