NHL Rumors: New names added to the Trade Bait Tracker

The NHL Trade Deadline is set for March 21 and some new names are are being added as trade bait candidates.

Our list has now grown to a total of 27 players with the additions of Conor Garland and Josh Manson. An up or down arrow indicates the player’s movement since the last time the tracker was published.

Let’s take a look at the latest. Stick with us all season as we will update this list regularly.

NHL Trade Bait Tracker

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#1 Tomas Hertl (C), San Jose Sharks
Trade Status: TBD ⬆️
Destinations: NYR, CAR
Notes: Hertl is a pending UFA but a team executive recently told me that the belief is the Sharks will keep him.
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#2 John Klingberg (D), Dallas Stars
Trade Status: Available ⬆️
Destinations: CAR
Notes: He’s a pending UFA and the Stars are unlikely to be able to sign him. A top rental come the trade deadline with the Canes very interested
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#3 Phil Kessel (F), Arizona Coyotes
Trade Status: Available ⬇️
Destinations: FLA, NYR, PIT, CAR
Notes: Kessel has been trying to escape the desert since the summer and is a prime trade deadline rental. He ca be had for a 2nd rd pick.

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Ben Chairot

#4 Ben Chairot (D), Montreal Canadiens
Trade Status: Available ⬇️
Destinations: NYI, COL
Notes: The Canadiens are going into seller mode soon and Chairot will be on the move.
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#5 Jakob Chychrun (D), Arizona Coyotes
Trade Status: Available (Added)
Destinations: ANA LAK, NYR, STL
Notes: The Coyotes have had up to 10 teams contact them about Chychrun. The ask is high but teams will pay.
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Mark Giordano

#6 Mark Giordano (D), Seattle Kraken
Trade Status: Available
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Destinations: NYR, BOS, PIT, TOR, DAL, MIN
Notes: GM Ron Francis already said he isn’t opposed to trading the veteran. He will be a UFA, so he’s a prime rental.
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#7 Vladimir Tarasenko (F), St. Louis Blues
Trade Status: Available ⬇️
Destinations: PHI, NYI, BOS, NYR
Notes: It’s been really quiet regarding Tarasenko. Until he rescinds his trade request, he will remain on the list.
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#8 Anton Khudobin (G), Dallas Stars
Trade Status:
Available ⬇️
Destinations: BUF, EDM, NYR
Notes: 2020 Playoff Hero is on the outs in Dallas and just cleared waivers. Teams are interested but some salary will need to be retained.
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#9 Reilly Smith (F), Vegas Golden Knights
Trade Status:
TBD
Destinations: NYR, MTL, TOR, STL
Notes: The Knights are eventually going to have to trade out salary to fit Jack Eichel and other players returning from LTIR in. Pending UFA Smith is likely to be moved.
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#10 Jake DeBrusk (F), Boston Bruins
Trade Status:
Available
Destinations: EDM

Notes: DeBrusk made his trade request public, now the Bruins are looking to facilitate a move but only for equal value.
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#11 Tyler Toffoli (F), Montreal Canadiens
Trade Status: Available
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Destinations: CAR, DAL, ANA, NYR
Notes: Teams are monitoring the situation with the Canadiens. If they go for a rebuild, Toffoli is a great trade chip.
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#12 Joonas Korpisalo (G), Columbus Blue Jackets
Trade Status: Available ⬆️
Destinations: EDM, AZ, NJD
Notes: Columbus committed to Elvis Merzlikinsas their #1, Korpisalo is now expendable. He could be a trade deadline rental.
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#13 Vitali Kravtsov (F), New York Rangers
Trade Status: Available ⬇️
Destinations: OTT, MTL, CGY, DET, AZ
Notes: The 21 year-old former 9th overall pick in the 2018 Draft is in the KHL awaiting a trade out of the NYR organization. GM Chris Drury wants a top prospect back.
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#14 Marc-Andre Fleury (G), Chicago Blackhawks
Trade Status: Available ⬆️
Destinations: EDM, PIT, VGK
Notes: MAF is playing really well for the Blackhawks and his name is now climbing up the trade bait boards.
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#15 Lawson Crouse (F), Arizona Coyotes
Trade Status: Available (Added)
Destinations: BOS, PHI
Notes: He is a 24 year-old pending RFA that plays a tough and physical style. Teams have been asking about his availability.
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#16 Calvin de Haan (D), Chicago Blackhawks
Trade Status: Available (Added)
Destinations: BOS, COL, NYI, NYR
Notes: He’s a pending UFA defenseman that will be a valuable trade chip for the Hawks.
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#17 Alexandar Georgiev (G), New York Rangers
Trade Status: Available ⬇️
Destinations: BUF, AZ, DET, EDM
Notes: Georgiev wants to be a starter, and the Rangers are still shopping him. However, unless a team over pays, he likely stays until the draft.
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#18 PK Subban (D), New Jersey Devils
Trade Status: Available ⬇️
Destinations: BOS, FLA, TBL, CAR, CGY
Notes: The Devils gave Dougie Hamilton a big contract and word is that Subban will be moved at this trade deadline before he becomes a UFA.
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#19 Johnny Gaudreau (F), Calgary Flames
Trade Status: TBD ⬇️
Destinations: PHI, NJD
Notes: There was some thought that the Flames would extend him this summer but it never came to be. Gaudreau will move up if he’s made available.
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#20 Claude Giroux (C), Philadelphia Flyers
Trade Status: TBD ⬇️
Destinations: TBD
Notes: Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher stated clearly any trade is up to Giroux.
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#21 Kevin Fiala (F), Minnesota Wild
Trade Status:
TBD ⬇️
Destinations: TBD
Notes: Fiala and the Wild seem to be fine after a recent rough patch, but one to keep an eye on.
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#22 Filip Forsberg (F), Nashville Predators
Trade Status:
TBD ⬇️
Destinations: TBD
Notes: Nashville would like to sign him, but the forward isn’t interested in contract distractions now. He is a name to look for at the trade deadline although it seems less likely he gets there.
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#23 Ryan Strome (F), New York Rangers
Trade Status: NOT AVAILABLE ⬇️
Destinations: OTT, SEA, VGK
Notes: Recent reports indicate the Rangers are discussing an extension with their #2 center and will not trade him at the deadline.
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#24 J.T. Miller (F), Vancouver Canucks
Trade Status: TBD ⬇️
Destinations: MIN
Notes: Vancouver has told teams to get their best offers in now.
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#25 Jack Roslovic (F), Columbus Blue Jackets
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: TBD
Notes: Frank Seravalli is indicating that Roslovic could be on the outs in Columbus and is available.
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Conor Garland Trade Rumors

#26 Conor Garland (F), Vancouver Canucks
Trade Status: Available (New)
Destinations: BOS, NYR, CGY, NJD
Notes: A surprising new name is being added to the list, and if he’s moved will fetch a nice return.
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#27 Josh Manson (D), Anaheim Ducks
Trade Status: Available (Added)
Destinations: TOR, BOS, COL
Notes: Manson is a UFA and despite the Ducks being in a playoff spot, he’s likely to be moved.
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