NHL Trade Rumors: Notable 2015 Draft and Free-Agency Buzz

June 27th, 2015 by Adam Wells Leave a reply »

All eyes are focused on the NHL this weekend with the draft taking place at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. It's the first step teams take toward winning a Stanley Cup in the future, though it also serves as a time for them to make deals. 

The NHL has already set the salary cap for next season at $71.4 million, which led to the Boston Bruins, a team with no flexibility, trading Milan Lucic and Dougie Hamilton for extra draft picks and financial relief. 

There figures to be a lot more moves made on Day 2 of the draft with six rounds on tap, so a lot of things are going to happen. It also paves the way for teams to start mapping out what they will be able to do in free agency. 

With so much dealing and negotiations going on behind the scenes, here are the latest trade and free-agent rumors. 


A New Home for St. Louis

On the free-agent front, the New York Rangers and Martin St. Louis are poised to part ways after 93 games together. 

According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, the 40-year-old St. Louis does not plan on retiri ...

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