NHL Notebook: Which teams are already emerging as sellers; B’s claim Tinordi amid lineup shuffle

The NHL Trade Deadline is still more than a month away (April 12 at 3 p.m., to be exact), but with more than a quarter of the 2021 season already wrapped up, more and more teams dwelling in the cellars of their respective divisions seem to be primed to sell in the coming weeks. With the Bruins likely in need of help both up front and on the blue line this season, here’s a look at a few teams worth monitoring — and the potential assets that could offer up this season. 

Anaheim Ducks: Anaheim has Trevor Zegras and a few other promising prospects on the way, but with the Ducks currently tied for last in the West thanks to a listless offense (1.95 goals per game), it seems as though the rebuild is ongoing for this franchise, especially with plenty of appealing pieces likely available for future assets. Boston was active trade partners with the Ducks last season, acquiring both Ondrej Kase and Nick Ritchie in separate deals just a few days apart. Ideally, the Ducks would likely want to move Adam Henrique and that contract of his ($5.825 million annual cap hit through 2024), but that’s easier said than done in this flat-cap environment. A pending UFA defenseman like Ben Hutton will likely be in high demand (Boston likely should have signed him for cheap this offseason), while a scoring winger like Rickard Rakell might be available for…

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