December 4, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers goalkeeper Alexander Georgiev (40) searches for a puck after a shot on goal from the right wing Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Kane (88) in the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
NHL training camps will be opening in the next few weeks in teams ready to start Pre-season work.
The newest NHL Trade Bait Tracker to be kept in The Daily Goal Horn gets a major makeover. with JT Miller and Vancouver Canucks reach massive 7-year agreement, is no longer the first candidate. That honor goes to Jakob Chychrun as he climbs to number one on the list.
Some new names have been added including New York Rangers’ Nils Lundkvist, whose trade order dating back to last season is now public. The Canucks family is over the limit at the moment, but will need to make more space when the Miller contract extension begins. This puts Bo Horvat in the crosshairs of rumors next season.
Let’s take a closer look at who can be moved between now and the next trade deadline.
NHL Trade Bait Tracker
|Rank||player (team)||POS||age||Term – AAV|
|1||Jacob Cicero (ARI)||Dr||24||3 years – $4.6 million|
|2||Vladimir Tarasenko (STL)||F||30||1 year – $7.5 million|
|3||Patrick Kane (Che)||F||33||1 year – $10.5 million|
|4||Niels Lundqvist (New York)||Dr||22||2 years – 925 thousand dollars|
|5||Bo Horvat (Van)||c||27||1 year – $5.5 million|
|6||Tory Krug (STL)||Dr||31||5 years – $6.5 million|
|7||Josh Anderson (MTL)||F||28||5 years – $5.5 million|
|8||Jonathan Tows (Che)||c||34||1 year – $10.5 million|
|9||Jake Debrosk (BOS)||F||25||2 years – 4 million dollars|
|10||Blake Wheeler (WPG)||F||36||2 years – $8.25 million|
A look at the best candidates for trade
Jacob Chekron: The Coyotes were asking for a package that begins with a first-round selection, a young player, and a prospect. Chychrun scored 21 points in 47 games last season and indicated he would like to move. One team it seems Strongly in pursuit of them are senators in OttawaSo, keep going, Ontario.
Vladimir Tarasenko: The latest reports indicate that Tarasenko has not canceled his commercial order He is very open to movement. He’s entering the final year of his contract that comes with AAV worth $7.5 million. Tarasenko is also coming off a great season with 34 goals and 82 points in 75 games. If he’s not willing to extend, the Blues are sure to deal with him on the deadline.
Patrick Kane: With one year left on a deal that maxed out at $10.5 million and an entire clause of no-moving, it’s really up to him if he wants to go. He scored 92 points in 76 games last season and will bring back a bunch of picks and prospects for Chicago. A recent report by David Pagnotta suggests that Kane is ready to move on, but Hawks GM Kyle Davidson rejected this idea.
Nils Lundqvist: His agent Claude Lemieux revealed to Forever Blueshirts that they requested a deal last season when he was fired for Braden Schneider in January. “We asked for a deal when Nils was sent last year,” he said. Lemieux said. “Hopefully something will be done in the next few weeks.” The 2018 first-round pick earned 4 points in 25 NHL games.
Bo Horvat: With Miller’s signing and the prospect of Horvat becoming a FA in July of 2023, he moved up to the top 5. The Canucks captain scored 31 goals last season and finished with 52 points in 70 games. You can expect to start hearing rumors regarding his future soon.
Tori Krug: He’s been in and out of the rumor mill since last season. He still has a lot of terms left in his deal but it will spark interest. In 2021-22 he scored 43 points in 64 matches. The St. Louis Blues have a few key players they need to sign in 2023-24 including Ryan O’Reilly. They will want to try and throw out some salary to make sure they can afford it.
Josh Anderson: Canadians are looking for a ceiling of resilience as they continue their efforts to rebuild. Single player teams will find attractive Josh Anderson as they hope to get him at a reasonable price. Last season, he scored 19 goals and 32 points in 69 matches. He’s a John Tortorella type of player, and he trained him in Columbus, so look for Flyers to be with him if they can work something out.
Jonathan Toews: he is Not a fan of rebuilding Chicago is planning and likely looking to waive the no-move clause on the next trade deadline. So what is the market for an aging center that is in clear decline after scoring just 37 points in 71 games? The Hawks will have to eat half of his $10.5 million contract in order to lure a team to take the suspended UFA. I’m not sure that will be enough unless Toews finds his old scoring touch this season.
Jake Debrosk: Having publicly asked to trade, it is now Publicly abolished it. Although GM Don Sweeney did not reject the idea of moving the young man forward. DeBrusk had an impressive second half last season and finished with 42 points in 77 games. He’ll have interested teams if he’s shopping.
Blake Wheeler: He had a solid season with 16 goals and 65 points in 60 games. However, the planes would have to eat a piece of their hat that he struck in order to facilitate trade. He has two years left with a whopping $8.25 million AAV and very few contenders can afford it at that cost. This would most likely be a final business deal if it were transferred at all.
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