Predicting the Next Wave of NHL Stars to Hit the Trade Block

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The NHL trade market has been quiet since the March 8 deadline and will remain so until the end of the regular season.
Non-playoff clubs can resume trading among themselves once the postseason starts on Apr. 20. Most, however, usually wait until the end of the Stanley Cup Final in June.
As the end of the regular season on Apr. 18 approaches, NHL fans can expect an increase in trade speculation involving the 16 teams that fail to qualify for the playoffs. The rumor mill will churn faster as more clubs fall by the wayside as the postseason progresses.
It’s difficult to determine which NHL stars could become trade candidates between now and late June. However, we can make our best guess based on factors like contract status and roster needs.
All the players on this list, such as Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark and Anaheim Ducks winger Trevor Zegras, surfaced in the rumor mill leading up to the March trade deadline. While they weren’t moved at that point, there’s a good chance some of them could be changing teams during the offseason.

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