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Five Possible Summer Trades

from Josh Wegman of theScore,

The NHL offseason has slowed down considerably since July 1. Outside of Jake Gardiner, the list of remaining unrestricted free agents is uninspiring.

However, that doesn't mean there won't be any more exciting movement, as there are still a handful of intriguing players who could be dealt this summer

Here are five players to watch:

Rasmus Ristolainen

Team: Sabres
Position: D
Cap hit: $5.4M

Ristolainen trade rumors are just pure speculation at this point, but the writing seems to be on the wall. The Sabres have acquired three other quality right-handed defensemen since February: Brandon Montour, Colin Miller, and Henri Jokiharju. That indicates Ristolainen's time in Buffalo could be coming to a close.

Ristolainen is flawed defensively, but not enough to scare other teams away. After all, he's still just 24 years old with three seasons remaining on his contract, and the blue-liner is coming off his fourth straight 40-point campaign.

continued with 4 more players listed....

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