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from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford put the NHL on alert when he said in an end-of-season interview that, “there could be changes, big changes,” to Pittsburgh’s core.
 
One month after the Penguins’ sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders, Phil Kessel is most likely the first player to go if Rutherford is going to blow it up.
 
That’s why two-time Stanley Cup champion Kessel is No. 1 on the first TSN Trade Bait board of the spring.
 
“Every possibility is on the table right now,” Rutherford told reporters....

... this is the final year the Winnipeg Jets have defenceman Jacob Trouba under restricted free agent control, which is why the 50-point defenceman will likely be on the move. The Jets will have a tough time trying to fit him in under their salary cap structure. Would Steve Yzerman and the Detroit Red Wings or the Colorado Avalanche make a play for Trouba?

At No. 3, Ryan Callahan represents one of the salary cap casualties coming in Tampa Bay with Brayden Point up for a new deal. J.T. Miller, Alex Killorn, Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson are also candidates to be moved.

more with the top 15 trade bait players...

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