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With the clock ticking toward Wednesday's 3 p.m. ET NHL trade deadline, here are the top 15 potential rental players, those whose contracts expire in July:

1. Thomas Vanek (New York Islanders): He's the most dangerous scorer available in the rental group. However, he is a high-salaried player, meaning it would require financial maneuvering for some contenders to fit him under their cap.

2. Andrew MacDonald (Islanders): He is drawing overflowing interest because he leads the NHL in blocked shots. Plus, there is a shortage of available defensemen in the marketplace and he makes $550,000, meaning he fits under every team's cap.

3. Matt Moulson (Buffalo Sabres): Several teams are looking for scoring help, and he's a three-time 30-goal scorer. He has 17 goals and 19 assists in 54 games.

4. Brad Boyes (Florida Panthers): With 17 goals in 59 games, Boyes is the Panthers' leading goal scorer. He has a very cap-friendly salary of $1 million. The Panthers picked up offensive help Sunday when they acquired center Brandon Pirri from the Chicago Blackhawks.

5. Ales Hemsky (Edmonton Oilers): Hemsky is an impressively skilled forward whose offensive numbers have declined over the last three seasons. He's 30, and it is plausible to think he could be a major impact player if he played with a quality team.

6. Mike Cammalleri (Calgary Flames): He isn't the 39-goal scorer he once was, but Cammalleri can still be viewed as a 20- to 25-goal man. He has 13 goals in 43 games this season. The Flames have tried to re-sign Cammalleri, but they are listening to offers.

7. Lee Stempniak (Flames): He would be an attractive option for teams looking for secondary scoring. The general read on Stempniak: He's a 15- to 18-goal scorer who could be a 20-goal producer on a good team.

8. Chris Phillips (Ottawa Senators): Phillips could end up re-signing with the Senators. If he doesn't, he could help several top contenders, particularly the Boston Bruins or Anaheim Ducks.

9. Ryan Callahan (New York Rangers): He would be ranked higher, except it's looking more likely that he will re-sign with the Rangers. With his friend Dan Girardi agreeing to an extension, the Rangers captain has softened his demands.

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10. David Legwand (Nashville Predators): Legwand can skate, play defensively and score often enough to be a desirable No. 2 or No. 3 center on a contender. But Legwand has a no-trade clause, and he likely will be choosy about where he would be willing to go.

11. Nick Schultz (Oilers): The stay-at-home defenseman logs about 17 minutes a game. He's the Oilers' best shot blocker.

12. Marcel Goc (Panthers): With 11 goals in 61 games, the highly respected role player is on pace to have his best offensive season.

13. Martin Brodeur (New Jersey Devils): The goaltending market is not strong. But the Minnesota Wild have enough medical issues with their goalies to consider acquiring the winningest netminder in NHL history.

14. Henrik Tallinder (Sabres): At 35, Tallinder is a well-seasoned player who could help a team as a third-pairing defenseman or depth player.

15. Tim Thomas (Panthers): The 2010-11 Conn Smythe Trophy winner could be a good insurance policy for a team worried about health or performance issues with their goaltending.

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