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NHL Rumors: Active Trade Market, Trade Bait, Jets-Hurricanes, and Clarkson


NHL Rumors: Active Trade Market, Trade Bait, Jets-Hurricanes, and Clarkson
It is believed that the Winnipeg Jets had been offering forward Nikolaj Ehlers to the Carolina Hurricanes for a right-handed defenseman.
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Lots of trade talk going on

Craig Custance: San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson on the trade market: “There’s been more conversation and communication between GMs in the last month than maybe ever since I’ve been a GM.”

Trade Bait

Frank Seravalli of TSN: Teams have been calling the Toronto Maple Leafs about defenseman Nikita Zaitsev, who has five years left at $4.5 million. The Vancouver Canucks are among the teams.

Tyler Myers is another defenseman on the Canucks radar.

In the right deal, the Canucks may be willing to move their first-round pick – 10th overall.

It is believed that the Winnipeg Jets had been offering forward Nikolaj Ehlers to the Carolina Hurricanes for a right-handed defenseman.

The Jets are also looking to move the final two years of Mathieu Perreault‘s contract.

Top 35 trade bait board.

1. Nikita Zaitsev – RD – Maple Leafs
2. Jason Zucker – LW – Wild
3. Phil Kessel – RW – Penguins
4. Ryan Murray – LD – Blue Jackets
5. Nikolaj Ehlers – LW – Jets
6. Ryan Callahan – RW – Lightning
7. Michael Frolik – LW – Flames
8. Kyle Turris – C – Predators
9. P.K. Subban – RD – Predators
10. Vancouver’s 1st round pick
11. Patrick Marleau – LW – Maple Leafs
12. Travis Hamonic – RD – Flames
13. Connor Brown – RW – Maple Leafs
14. Shayne Gostisbehere – LD – Flyers
15. Colin Miller – RD – Golden Knights
16. James Reimer – G – Panthers
17. Garret Sparks – G – Maple Leafs
18. Justin Braun – RD – Sharks
19. Brenden Dillon – LD – Sharks
20. Nazem Kadri – C – Maple Leafs
21. Pittsburgh’s 1st round pick
22. Mathieu Perreault – LW – Jets
23. Jesse Puljujarvi – RW – Oilers
24. Kevin Shattenkirk – RD – Rangers
25. James Neal – RW – Flames
26. Milan Lucic – LW – Oilers
27. Loui Eriksson – LW – Canucks
28. Artem Anisimov – C – Blackhawks
29. Jack Johnson – LD – Penguins
30. Adam Henrique – C – Ducks
31. Victor Rask – C – Wild
32. Mike Hoffman – LW – Panthers
33. Kris Letang – RD – Penguins
34. Artemi Panarin – RW – Blue Jackets
35. Mitch Marner – RW – Maple Leafs

Clarkson’s no-trade list

Jesse Granger: Sources saying that Vegas Golden Knights forward David Clarkson has submitted his no-trade list to the team.

Clarkson has one year left on his deal at a $5.25 million salary cap hit. They’ll try to move his salary cap hit around the draft.

Jesse Granger: Clarkson’s list is just paperwork and they have to do it. It doesn’t mean they will trade his contract, but know they have the option to do so if they want.







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