As the second round of the 2022 Stanley Cup playoffs progress, the teams eliminated from the opening round will begin laying the groundwork for their offseason plans. Meanwhile, clubs that failed to qualify for the postseason are well into their preparations for the draft on July 7 and 8, the start of free agency on July 13 and the eventual resumption of activity in the trade market.

The salary cap will increase by only $1 million to $82.5 million for 2022-23. That could force cap-strapped teams into making cost-cutting trades while those with salary-cap space could hit the market seeking to bolster their rosters for next season.

Rebuilding teams, such as the Arizona Coyotes, could consider shipping out a key asset as they load up on draft picks and prospects for their long-term future. Meanwhile, a team that was eliminated from the that were eliminated from the first round, like the Minnesota Wild, could shop around for a deal that can keep them in the playoff hunt next season.

Here's our take on 10 NHL teams that should consider making a bold trade this summer. As always, you can express your opinions in the comments section below.

Anaheim Ducks

Pat Verbeek didn't waste time showing a willingness to wheel and deal. Within weeks after being named general manager of the Anaheim Ducks on Feb. 3, he traded pending free agents Josh Manson, Hampus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell for draft picks and prospects.

It's clear Verbeek intends to rebuild the Ducks' roster with young talent, that includes notables such as Jamie Drysdale, Troy Terry, promising Mason McTavish and 2022 Calder Memorial Trophy Finalist Trevor Zegras. He might not be done shopping some veterans to add to his stockpile of prospects and draft picks for this year and beyond.

On May 13, The Athletic's Eric Stephens reported there was speculation over whether John Gibson is willing to ride out Verbeek's rebuild. The 28-year-old goaltender is completing the third year of an eight-year deal with an annual average value of $6.4 million plus a 10-team no-trade list. He might not be keen to spend the remainder of his playing prime on a club that could be several years from playoff contention.

Verbeek might want to look into Gibson's value in this summer's trade market. There could be clubs willing to bet his goaltending stats will improve on a deeper roster with a better defense. If there's a chance he'll fetch a first-round pick, a highly-touted prospect or a promising young NHL player, it may be worth pulling the trigger.

Arizona Coyotes

Since taking over as general manager of the Arizona Coyotes in September 2020, Bill Armstrong has been overhauling the long-struggling franchise. Last summer, he shipped out core players such as Darcy Kuemper, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Conor Garland and Christian Dvorak for draft picks and prospects.

Armstrong's handiwork left the Coyotes with the league's second-worst record this season. However, those moves also gave him seven picks in the first two rounds of this year's draft, including three in the first round. He also has just $49.3 million invested in 17 players for 2022-23, leaving the Coyotes well-positioned to use some of those picks and his cap space to his advantage in the trade market.

Jakob Chychrun was a fixture in NHL trade rumors this season. Armstrong is expected to try again to peddle the 24-year-old defenseman, whose puck-moving skills and affordable $4.6 million salary-cap hit through 2024-25 should make him an enticing trade target this summer. He could seek at least a first-round pick, a top prospect and a promising young NHL player in return.

Armstrong should get a solid return for Chychrun to add to his deep pool of draft picks for this year and perhaps beyond. Meanwhile, he can use his plentiful cap space to target teams seeking to shed salary. He could acquire an expensive contract of an aging player provided a quality draft pick is included. He could also use that space to add young players who can be part of the Coyotes' future.

Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins could be facing the end of an era if captain Patrice Bergeron opts for retirement. It could also lead to the potential departure of linemate David Pastrnak next summer via free agency. On May 18, The Athletic's Fluto Shinzawa recommended trading the 25-year-old right winger this summer if he seems uncertain about signing a contract extension.

Pastrnak is earning an annual average value of $6.7 million and is slated to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Putting the high-scoring winger on the trade block this summer would certainly be a bold move but necessary if he's thinking about testing the market next year. Questions about his future with the club could be an unnecessary distraction.

Since 2016-17, Pastrnak's tallied 34-or more goals and 70-plus points five times in the last six seasons. He sits fifth in total goals (215) among all NHL skaters. The Bruins won't have any difficulty drawing trade offers for his services.

Pastrnak could be swapped for a return that includes a young center with first-line potential if the Bruins are thinking of retooling their roster. If a rebuild is in order, he would easily fetch a package of futures. That could include a high draft pick plus a top prospect or a promising young NHL player.