NHL Rumors: Buzz and Analysis on Possible Trade Candidates

July 2nd, 2015 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

While July 1 brought with it the beginning of free-agency drama in the NHL, some of the biggest moves were made on the trading block.

The Phil Kessel saga in Toronto is complete, as the forward was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in what Adam Gretz of CBS Sports called a "blockbuster multi-player trade" to headline Wednesday's transactions. 

There are still many more names being shopped around, and the next few days will still be busy in the NHL.

Continue below for the latest buzz and analysis of some of the big names who could be dealt.


Patrick Sharp Chicago Blackhawks left winger Patrick Sharp could find a home down south, according to the Chicago Sun-Times' Mark Lazerus.

Sharp looks to be the next Blackhawk who could be dealt as a result of salary-cap issues. Chicago traded Brandon Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, lowering their salary-cap payroll to $2 million under the limit, according to HockeyBuzz.com.

Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman told Lazerus of his outlook moving forward: 

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