The Colorado Avalanche (No. 1) and Florida Panthers (No. 2) have already said they could move their picks for the right price. The Nashville Predators at No. 4 are keeping their options open on trading the draft pick.
The Edmonton Oilers are looking to move back in the draft and add a player or a few more picks and they are in discussions with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Oilers draft at No. 7 with the Blue Jackets holding the No.14.
Players the Oilers could look at are – R.J. Umberger, Ryan Johansen, Boone Jenner, James Wisniewski, Fedor Tyutin and Nikita Nikitin.
Rumors are going around that Joe Thornton could be traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Ottawa Senators are going after forward Bobby Ryan. The trade could cost the Senators Jared Cowen and maybe Mika Zibanejad.
Compliance buyouts may lead to Brad Richards or Vincent Lecavalier becoming free agents and better bargains for the Leafs looking to fill a #1 center role at a cheap price.