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The Rat Trick Morning Links: Trade Market Shaping Up, Islanders Ownership, Dan Boyle


It is no secret that to expect the Florida Panthers to be one of the more active teams in the free agent and trade markets this offseason. Dale Tallon has money in his pocket, and ownership’s blessing to spend that money to field the best team possible.

It is always hard to speculate who might be available and who the Panthers might want to pursue but at least for now some names are emerging as trade possibilities around the league.

R.J. Umberger has recently stated he wants out of Columbus, and Union and Blue looks into the possibilities of looking into trading him.

Causeway Crowd looks into the potential of trading Brad Marchand this offseason. It is believed that the Boston Bruins are looking to add speed and defenseman this offseason. Moving Marchand could certainly get you a combination of both in return.

With changes likely coming when the new General Manager takes over in Pittsburgh, could re-opening the Ryan Kesler talks be tops on their to-do list?

The San Jose Sharks won’t be trying to resign Dan Boyle as they look to move Brent Burns back to defense, could he a target for the Panthers? They may have to compete against the Minnesota Wild.

A look at the continuing saga of the New York Islanders ownership situation.

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