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Friedman: Trade rumors will be ‘off the charts’

NHL: JUN 24 2011 Entry Draft
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Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 on Friday morning.

On the potential for trades this summer:

“The other thing too is just in general, because of the salary cap this year and the expansion draft next year, I think this is going to be a crazy off-season for trade rumors. I think you’re going to hear lot of big names. I think you’re going to hear a lot of surprising names. I think there’s going to be a lot of teams out there who are going to be willing to want to do things.

“And I think also if Las Vegas does get a team, and I assume they will, whoever is the general manager of that team – if they are willing to be creative, I can see a lot of teams going to that team and saying, ‘Are you going to be willing to do this?’

“I think that expansion team, should it happen, is going to be in a position to do a lot of creative things if it wants to and I think that’s only going to add to the level.

“I do believe the trade rumors this off-season are going to be off the charts.”

Source: Sportsnet 960/ Transcript: Nichols

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