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Friedman predicts wild trade market after this season

Friedman predicts wild trade market after this season
Published On: Mon, Apr 03
May 3, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks mascot Wild Wing stands in the crowd in a firefighter outfit prior to the game between the Anaheim Ducks and Calgary Flames in game two of the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

Trades.

If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them.

Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of the significant trades coming in the off-season.

There is a beacon of hope that has been seen across the skies of the 2016-17 season though, and it has come in the form of the upcoming June expansion draft involving the incoming Vegas Golden Knights.

Between the preemptive trades preceding that draft to the time leading up to the annually quality trades we see around the entry draft, June is shaping up to be a smorgasbord of activity.

I think this year is going to be a crazy one for trades. I really do, predicted NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman during a Leafs-centric Friday morning discussion on Torontos Sportsnet 590, which shifted to potential blueline targets for the team. One thing that teams say is that the names youre going to potentially hear this off-season are going to be incredible. So I am going to hold them to that.

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