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NHL Draft Day Could Be A Busy Trade Day Too

from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

The NHL draft floor could feel as much like an auction house as a drafting venue when teams gather in Philadelphia for the annual event in late June.

"Some teams are going to be looking to move some salaries, and I just have a feeling there could be a lot of moves," Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill said.

Adding further spice to the event is that Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon isn't ruling out trading the No. 1 draft pick.

"I've already had a few guys kicking tires," Tallon said. "We are going to get more calls."

Tallon said he isn't ruling out anything, including taking a player at No. 1, accepting a deal to move back in the draft or packaging his No. 1 and other assets in an effort to acquire a top player.

"When I look at my team, I would like to add a couple of top-notch veteran (defenders)," Tallon said.

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