NHL Trade Bait Tracker: The latest buzz surrounding the top names on the block

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Jan 16, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Alexandar Georgiev (40) and defenseman Ryan Lindgren (55) and defenseman Jack Johnson (27) and center Ryan Strome (16) defend the net against New York Islanders center Anders Lee (27) during the first period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett /POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL Trade Bait Tracker is updated to reflect all the movement post NHL Draft and Free Agency. There’s still plenty of buzz around some players, however the biggest trade piece has yet to be moved in Jack Eichel.

Right behind the Sabres disgruntled center is Vladimir Tarasenko, who was told by the Blues to prepare as if he’s coming back to St. Louis.

Here’s the list of top names still out there. We will continually provide updates until the season starts.

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NHL Trade Bait Tracker

jack Eichel

Jack Eichel (C), Buffalo Sabres
Trade Status:
Available
Destinations:
Rangers, but who really knows
Notes: All that is known is he will be traded. Buffalo overplayed their hand here.
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vladimir tarasenko trade destination

Vladimir Tarasenko (F), St. Louis Blues
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: Capitals, Islanders, Golden Knights, Devils, Hurricanes
Notes: He wants out, but there is no one wants to give anything up for him unless the Blues retain salary.
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Alexandar Georgiev

Alexandar Georgiev (G), New York Rangers
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: Sabres
Notes: His agent denies he requested a trade to be starter, but apparently the Rangers are ready to move on.
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phil kessel

Phil Kessel (F), Arizona Coyotes
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: Golden Knights
Notes: Kessel has asked for a move to Vegas, but they can’t take him on right now.
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christian Dvorak trade rumor

Christian Dvorak (C), Arizona Coyotes
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: Bruins, Rangers, Devils
Notes: Arizona is still cutting costs and Dvorak is wanted.
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capitals may trade evgeny kuznetsov

Evgeny Kuznetsov (C), Washington Capitals
Trade Status:
Available
Destinations: Rangers, Kings, Blue Jackets
Notes: The Caps are walking back talk that they want to trade him.
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johnny Gaudreau

Johnny Gaudreau (F), Calgary Flames
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: Flyers
Notes: Things have died down here. Maybe they will strike up closer to the season.
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evander kane

Evander Kane (F), San Jose Sharks
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: TBD
Notes: Some Sharks players don’t want him back. SJ is trying to move on as Kane deals with gambling accusations.
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rangers ryan strome

Ryan Strome (F), New York Rangers
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: Senators, Kraken, Sabres
Notes: Strome will only get moved if the Rangers trade for Eichel
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joonas korpisalo

Joonas Korpisalo (G), Columbus Blue Jackets
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: Oilers
Notes: Elvis Merzlikins appears to be their #1, Korpisalo now expendable.
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nhl trade rumors rickard rakell

Rickard Rakell (F), Anaheim Ducks
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: TBD
Notes: He was wanted at the trade deadline, but the price was too high. Maybe it will come down now.
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