NHL Rumors: Jets, Penguins, Islanders, Oilers and Top 40 Trade Bait

NHL Rumors: Jets, Penguins, Islanders, Oilers and Top 40 Trade Bait

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The Pittsburgh Penguins like Tomas Plekanec but not his salary cap.
On the Winnipeg Jets …

Paul Friesen: Jets coach Paul Maurice said that it’s too early to say if they will look at the goalie market before the trade deadline as both Steve Mason and Michael Hutchinson are out with concussions.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Habs Links: Pierre LeBrun said on TSN 690 that the Penguins like Canadiens Tomas Plekanec as a bottom-six center, but they don’t like his $6 million salary cap hit. A trade seems unlikely.

On the New York Islanders …

Arthur Staple: Marcus Kruger and Josh Jooris (Hurricanes put both on waivers yesterday) might fits with the Islanders, but Kruger has a year left on his deal with a $3.08 million cap hit.

On the Edmonton Oilers …

The Fourth Period: One executive said that the Oilers could send Patrick Maroon and Mark Letestu to the Eastern Conference. There is lots of interest from Eastern teams for both players, with the Pittsburgh Penguins eyeing both.

In the East, the Philadelphia Flyers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Boston Bruins and Columbus Blue Jackets have been linked to the Maroon. In the West, the LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks have been linked to Maroon.

Top 40 Trade Bait Board …

TSN: Updated top 40 players who could be dealt at the deadline.

1. Evander Kane – Left Wing
2. Mike Green – Right defense
3. Patrick Maroon – Left Wing
4. Mike Hoffman – Left Wing
5. Michael Grabner – Left Wing
6. Max Pacioretty – Left Wing
7. Thomas Vanek – Left Wing
8. Alex Galchenyuk – Left Wing
9. Rick Nash – Left Wing
10. Jeff Skinner – Left Wing
11. Zack Smith – Center/Left Wing
12. Mark Letestu – Center
13. Boone Jenner – Center
14. Ian Cole – Left defense
15. Jordan Kyrou – Center/Left wing
16. Ryan McDonagh – Left defenseman
17. Derek Ryan – Center
18. Aaron Dell – Goaltender
19. Jon Gillies – Goaltender
20. Jean-Gabriel Pageau – Center
21. Matt Cullen – Center
22. Tomas Plekanec – Center
23. Petr Mrazek – Goaltender
24. Ben Hutton – Left defense
25. Gustav Nyquist – Right wing
26. Jack Johnson – Left defense
27. Nick Holden – Left defense
28. Erik Gudbranson – Right defense
29. James Neal – Left wing
30. David Perron – Right wing
31. Josh Leivo -Left wing
32. Andrew Shaw – Center/right wing
33. Blake Comeau – Right wing
34. Nic Petan – Center
35. Robin Lehner – Goaltender
36. Nikita Soshnikov – Right wing
37. Cody Franson – Right defense
38. Sam Reinhart – Right wing
39. Dion Phaneuf – Left defense
40. Tyson Barrie – Right defense