NHL Rumors: Karlsson, Bednar, Telegin, and Top 15 NHL Trade Candidates

NHL Rumors: Karlsson, Bednar, Telegin, and Top 15 NHL Trade Candidates

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The New York Rangers favorites to land Erik Karlsson? Phil Kessel is the top NHL trade candidate.
Rangers in the lead for Karlsson?

James (@Account4hockey): Chris Johnston said on Sportsnet 960 that the New York Rangers are the frontrunners to land Erik Karlsson in free agency, with the Tampa Bay Lightning second.

The Lightning would need to clear out space and still need to re-sign Brayden Point. Karlsson would take a discount because of the taxes and to play with his good friend Victor Hedman.

Bednar to get a small extension

Adrian Dater: The Colorado Avalanche are close to signing head coach Jared Bednar to a one-year contract extension. His deal would run through 2020-21.

Telegin eyeing an NHL return

Igor Eronko: Ivan Telegin is looking to the return to the NHL next season. He was drafted by the Jets.

Cap Friendly: The Winnipeg Jets still hold his rights, but since he turned 27-years old back in February, he will come off their Reserve List on June 30th. He will become an unrestricted free agent.

Top NHL trade candidates

TSN: Top 15 trade bait board

1. Phil Kessel – Penguins – RW – 3 years left at a $6.8 million cap hit.

2. Jacob Trouba – Jets – RHD – RFA

3. Ryan Callahan – Lightning – RW – 1 year left at a $5.8 million cap hit.

4. Jason Zucker – Wild – LW – 4 years left at a $5.5  million cap hit.

5. P.K. Subban – Predators – RHD – 3 years left at a $9 million cap hit.

6. Michael Frolik – Flames – LW – 1 year left at a $4.3 million cap hit.

7. Connor Brown – Maple Leafs – RW – 1 year left at a $2.1 million cap hit.

8. Kyle Turris – Predators – C – five years left at a $6 million cap hit.

9. Kevin Shattenkirk – Rangers – RHD – two years left at a $6.65 million cap hit.

10. Artemi Panarin – Blue Jackets – RW – UFA

11. Travis Hamonic – Flames – RHD – 1 year left at a $3.86 million cap hit.

12. Nikita Zaitsev – Maple Leafs – RHD – five years left at a $4.5 million cap hit.

13. Olli Maatta – Penguins – LHD – three years left at a $4.08 million cap hit.

14. Colin Miller – Golden Knights – RHD – three years left at a $3.88 million cap hit.

15. Milan Lucic – Oilers – LW – four years left at a $6 million cap hit.