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NHL Draft 2014: Rumor and trade tracker

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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
Team(s) Player/Pick Rumor/Trade
detbuf Tyler Myers The Red Wings are high on trying to acquire the former Calder Trophy winner, but the Sabres’ price is too high
fla  1st overall As of now, it’s expected that the Panthers hang on to the number one selection
dal  Joe Thornton The Stars have inquired about the availability of Sharks captain Joe Thornton
buf 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.
fla 1st overall sitting on 2 legit offers for #1 draft pick. Heard as of late this afternoon those offers were not from a Canadian team.” Source 
flator 1st overall The Panthers are reportedly seriously considering Toronto’s offer for the No. 1 pick centered around James Van Riemsdyk
pit  James Neal Rob Rossi reports that the scoring forward is in play for a trade this weekend
bufvan 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
vanfla 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.
van Jason Garrison TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that Tampa Bay or Montreal could make a deal of the Canucks defenseman
wpg Zach Bogosian The Winnipeg Jets are expected to listen to offers for the defender despite not actively shopping him
fla 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
Team Player Rumor/Confirmed Player Team
nsh James Neal Confirmed Patric Hornqvist
Nick Spaling
pit
van Derek Dorsett Confirmed 85th overall pick nyr
van  50th overall pick Confirmed Jason Garrison
Jeff Costello
2015 7th round pick
tb
van Nick Bonino
Luca Sbisa
24th overall pick
2014 3rd round pick
 Confirmed  Ryan Kesler
2014 3rd round pick
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