NHL Rumors: Updating the latest Trade Bait Tracker with 22 candidates

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Jun 7, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Tyler Toffoli (73) reacts with teammates including forward Cole Caufield (22) and Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber (6) after scoring the game and series winning goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the overtime period in game four of the second round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Over the last few weeks some new names have come to light as possible trade bait candidates. Additionally, some other names have moved either up or down on the list.

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

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NHL Trade Bait Tracker

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#1 Vladimir Tarasenko (F), St. Louis Blues
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: PHI, NYI, BOS, NYR
Notes: Until Tarasenko rescinds his trade request, which he hasn’t, he’ll remain atop the board.
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#2 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.

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Ben Chairot

#3 Ben Chairot (D), Montreal Canadiens
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: NYI, COL
Notes: There was some thought that the Flames would extend him this summer but it never came to be. Gaudreau has told the press he isn’t talking about his contract.
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Mark Giordano

#4 Mark Giordano (D), Seattle Kraken
Trade Status: Available ⬆️
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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#5 Tomas Hertl (C), San Jose Sharks
Trade Status: TBD ⬇️
Destinations: TBD
Notes: Hertl is a pending UFA with a history of knee injuries. He’s open to a deal with the Sharks but made it a point he wants to play for a winner. He could be moved at the trade deadline.
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#6 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 has told the press he isn’t talking about his contract.
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#7 Anton Khudobin (G), Dallas Stars
Trade Status:
Available (New Add)
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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#8 J.T. Miller (F), Vancouver Canucks
Trade Status: TBD ⬇️
Destinations: MIN
Notes: Vancouver has been winning and while teams are interested, it looks like he is staying put for now.
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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 (New Add)
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 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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#12 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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#13 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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#14 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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#15 Alexandar Georgiev (G), New York Rangers
Trade Status: Available ⬇️
Destinations: BUF, AZ, DET
Notes: Georgiev may want a crack as a starter, and the Rangers are still shopping him. NY has Keith Kinkaid as a backup for the season, if a deal is done.
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#16 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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#17 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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#18 Claude Giroux (C), Philadelphia Flyers
Trade Status: TBD ⬇️
Destinations: TBD
Notes: With Giroux a pending UFA and the Flyers not talking contract until the end of the season, he is a prime trade deadline rental.
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#19 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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#20 Ryan Strome (F), New York Rangers
Trade Status: TBD ⬇️
Destinations: OTT, SEA, VGK
Notes: Recent reports indicate the Rangers are discussing an extension with their #2 center. Of course, until that is done he’ll remain on the list.
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#21 Tyler Toffoli (F), Montreal Canadiens
Trade Status: TBD (New Add)
Destinations: TBD
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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#22 Evander Kane (F), San Jose Sharks
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: NYI, CAR, TB
Notes: The Sharks will eat 50% of his salary and despite issues several teams are interested.
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