NHL Rumors: 3 Teams Expected to be Sellers this Trade Deadline

The NHL's trade season is upon us as we will see an increase in player movement from here on out this season. With teams surpassing the quarter mark of the season, buyers and sellers on the trade market are starting to materialize. Let's dive into a few teams expected to sell their assets with the NHL Draft Lottery top of mind:

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks are likely going to be the busiest team this trade season as they are open for business. General manager Pat Verbeek is committed to the rebuild and would be happy to unload several players and give his team the best chance possible to secure the chance to draft Connor Bedard. Look for Adam Henrique, John Klingberg, Frank Vatrano, John Gibson, Kevin Shattenkirk, Dmitry Kulikov, Derek Grant and Nathan Beaulieu all to be shopped in the coming weeks.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks have already kick-started their rebuild when they moved Brent Burns to the Carolina Hurricanes, who's next at this point is anyone's guess. There's been a ton of rumblings surrounding James Reimer, Erik Karlsson and Timo Meier and there's a chance all three could be moved. The Sharks don't have many untouchables and general manager Mike Grier is open to retaining salary in any deal if it means the return is sweetened.

Chicago Blackhawks

Not only are the Blackhawks going to move Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews, add Max Domi, Andreas Athanasiou, Connor Murphy, Jake McCabe, Sam Lafferty, Jujhar Khaira, and Jack Johnson to the list. General manager Kyle Davidson started rebuilding last season with the slew of deals and is looking for only high draft picks and high-end prospects in any deal. As for Kane and Toews, one has been linked to the LA Kings, the other the Winnipeg Jets. Regardless of where, expect to see many Blackhawks shipped out of the windy city this season.

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