NHL Trade Rumors: Latest Offseason Chatter Surrounding Top Targets

July 23rd, 2014 by donald wood Leave a reply »

The NHL offseason has been highlighted by blockbuster free-agent signings and trades, but there are still rumors swirling around other players with the potential to make a difference for a Stanley Cup contender.

With players like Cody Franson and Joffrey Lupul reportedly drawing interest on the trade market, rumors have started to pick up about potential deals that could come to fruition.

Here is the latest chatter about potential trades.


Newly Signed Cody Franson May Be on the Move?

The Toronto Maple Leafs avoided salary arbitration and re-signed defender Cody Franson to his third consecutive one-year deal worth $3.3 million, according to Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star.

As James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports on Twitter, though, Toronto may be looking to move the defender via trade now that he has signed:

At only 26 years old, Franson has plenty of upside. Not only has he been a solid offensive contributor throughout his career (he racked up at least 21 points in each of his five seasons), he also can step up in the defensive zone and ...

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