Stars general manager Jim Nill is no stranger to making big trades. After all, he swung a deal for Tyler Seguin last summer when he was just two months into the job. This year, Nill thinks there will be plenty of opportunities to make a big move at the draft if he so desires. "Some teams are going to be looking to move some salaries, and I just have a feeling there could be a lot of moves," Nill told USA TODAY's Kevin Allen. Allen listed a number of other players that could be on the subject of trade discussions when teams meet on the draft floor on June 27: Vancouver defenseman Alex Edler, Ottawa center Jason Spezza, Toronto's Dion Phaneuf, Buffalo's Christian Ehrhoff, Carolina goalie Cam Ward and Carolina center Eric Staal. The Stars hold the 14th pick in this year's NHL Draft. If they were to move up, it would likely be so they could jump into the top five so they could grab one of the following: center Sam Bennett (Kingston, OHL), defenseman Aaron Ekblad (Barrie, OHL), center Sam Reinhart (Kootenay, WHL), center Leon Draisaitl (Prince Albert, WHL) or winger Michael Dal Colle (Oshawa, OHL) "I think there is probably a consensus on the top five, but I think there might be 30 different lists of what order," Flames general manager Brad Treliving told USA TODAY.
Another blockbuster? Stars GM Jim Nill: 'There could be a lot of moves' at NHL Draft
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