On the Defenseman and Goaltender Trade Market …
Dan Rosen of NHL.com: Defensemen and goaltenders that could be traded by the trade deadline and three possible landing spots.
Mike Green – Washington Capitals, Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks
Erik Gudbranson – Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, New York Islanders
Nick Holden – Vegas Golden Knights, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche
Jack Johnson – Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings
Ryan McDonagh – Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins
Robin Lehner – Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders, Arizona Coyotes
Petr Mrazek – Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Islanders, Arizona Coyotes
Craig Custance of The Athletic: Looking at the top defensemen and goaltenders that could be traded by the deadline, with a few notes on each.
Mike Green – Only available defenseman on the list that can be a game changer. An ideal third-pairing defenseman that can play on the power play. Would be a good fit for the Lightning, though they may try for Ryan McDonagh first.
Jack Johnson – Pierre LeBrun reported the Blue Jackets might be able to get a late first-round pick for him.
Ian Cole – One source is saying it would be a surprise if the Penguins moved Cole. Would be a good depth addition for someone if the Pens moved him.
Erik Gudbranson – Canucks and Gudbranson could look to get a long-term deal done. Teams are looking for size and edge for their blue line.
Petr Mrazek – Likely wouldn’t get qualified at over $4 million a season. The goalie market is pretty quiet.