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by Paul on 05/21/14 at 10:31 AM ET
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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