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February 24, 2017 | 2:29pm ET
Eaves trade talks picking up
TheFourthPeriod.com

The Dallas Stars have received a significant amount of interest in left wing Patrick Eaves, as many have reported, and trade talks have picked up plenty of steam in the last few days.

Eaves, 32, comes with a $1 million salary cap hit and is an unrestricted free agent this summer.

His cap hit, along with his career-high in goal-production, has caught the attention of numerous teams, including the Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, Columbus Blue Jackets, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa Senators and Chicago Blackhawks, among others.

Stars GM Jim Nill has been fielding calls for Eaves, forwards Patrick Sharp and Jiri Hudler, and defenseman Johnny Oduya, who is returning from injury, and all are set to become UFAs this July.

It's unclear what, specifically, the Stars are asking for in return for Eaves, who will likely draw the largest package among their available rental players.

Nill could be asking for a first- or second-round draft pick and a prospect in exchange for Eaves, a price some teams may be willing to pay.

 
 
 

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