NHL Trade Rumors: Hottest Buzz Surrounding Alexander Semin, Erik Cole and More

February 28th, 2015 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

Several deals have been consummated during the days leading up to the 2015 NHL trade deadline, and with some unexpected names being moved, the level of intrigue is certainly rising.

There are plenty of obvious names on the block that seem like virtual guarantees to be moved in exchange for a draft pick or two, while others will be far more difficult to finagle. That type of dynamic is what makes the NHL trade deadline so exciting for hockey fans on a yearly basis.

With time running out for teams to make a splash, here is a rundown of the hottest rumors surrounding some of the most interesting names on the block.


Alexander Semin

Winger Alexander Semin was supposed to be a huge addition for the Carolina Hurricanes when they signed him prior to the 2012-13 season, but the Russian forward has never been able to find his footing since leaving the Washington Capitals.

Semin has been especially off-kilter this season, with just two goals and 12 assists in 35 games. The Canes are on the hook for a $7 million cap hit through the 2017-18 season, according to NHLNumbers.com, whi ...

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