NHL Rumors: Senators, Capitals, Shattenkirk, Blue Jackets, Canucks and Top 36 Trade...

NHL Rumors: Senators, Capitals, Shattenkirk, Blue Jackets, Canucks and Top 36 Trade Bait

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On the NHL Draft …

Jim Matheson: “Teams wouldn’t be so willing to trade first-rounders for obvious rentals like Shattenkirk if this year’s draft wasn’t just average.”

Brian Hedger: “This is also why it would be silly for #Blackhawks to not make a needed deal simply to keep their 1st pick because draft is in Chicago.”

On the Ottawa Senators …

Elliotte Friedman:  One depth option for the Ottawa Senators could be Hurricanes forward Viktor Stalberg. There there is other interest, but he might be a good fit for them.

On the Washington Capitals and Kevin Shattenkirk

Isabelle Khurshudyan: GM Brian MacLellan said that he isn’t sure if Kevin Shattenkirk is just a pure rental. MacLellan seems open to the idea of possibly re-signing him, but he did add that that the Capitals have other free agents.

Isabelle Khurshudyan: The Blues retained 39 percent of Shattenkirk’s salary. MacLellan: “They pushed us to the limit with the salary with-holding.” The Capitals could be finished trading due to lack of cap space.

Andy Strickland: One of the biggest misconceptions out there is that Kevin Shattenkirk only wants to sign with the Rangers.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets and Vancouver Canucks …

Pierre LeBrun: The Blue Jackets owe the Canucks a second round draft pick for the hiring of John Tortorella. They are leaning towards giving it to the Canucks this year.

Top trade bait ..

TSN: Top players who could be moved by the trade deadline.

  1. Matt Duchene
  2. Thomas Vanek
  3. Dimitry Kulikov
  4. Radim Vrbata
  5. Jannik Hansen
  6. Gabriel Landeskog
  7. Anthony Duclair
  8. Mikhail Grigorenko
  9. Kyle Quincey
  10. Brendan Smith
  11. Curtis Lazar
  12. Marc-Andre Fleury
  13. Johnny Oduya
  14. Riley Sheahan
  15. Evander Kane
  16. Drew Stafford
  17. Shane Doan
  18. Vladimir Sobotka
  19. Eric Fehr (put on waivers today)
  20. Valtteri Filppula
  21. Cody Franson
  22. Mathieu Perreault
  23. Brandon Pirri
  24. Mark Streit
  25. Craig Smith
  26. Brandon Davidson
  27. Jarome Iginla
  28. Jiri Hudler
  29. Marian Gaborik
  30. Patrick Sharp
  31. Michael Del Zotto
  32. P.A. Parenteau
  33. Scottie Upshall
  34. Patrick Wiercioch
  35. Jay McClement
  36. Jhonas Enroth