NHL Rumors: The Athletic’s Top 20 List … Ottawa Senators and Matt...

NHL Rumors: The Athletic’s Top 20 List … Ottawa Senators and Matt Duchene

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Artemi Panarin and Chris Kreider are two of the top players that could be available for trade according the Athletic's Craig Custance.

Top 20 players who could be traded at the NHL trade deadline

Craig Custance of The Athletic: Some GMs are saying it’s a buyers market right now.

There are lots of notes in the link to Custance’s piece and it’s definitely worth the read.

1. Artemi Panarin – Columbus Blue Jackets

2. Matt Duchene – Ottawa Senators

3. Mark Stone – Ottawa Senators

4. Kevin Hayes – New York Rangers

5. Dougie Hamilton – Carolina Hurricanes

6. Wayne Simmonds – Philadelphia Flyers

7. Chris Kreider – New York Rangers

8. Brayden Schenn – St. Louis Blues

9. Jake Muzzin – Los Angeles Kings

10. Gustav Nyquist – Detroit Red Wings

11. Jesse Puljujarvi – Edmonton Oilers

12. Timothy Liljegren – Toronto Maple Leafs

13. Micheal Ferland – Carolina Hurricanes

14. Mats Zuccarello – New York Rangers

15. Nino Niederreiter – Minnesota Wild

16. Jimmy Howard – Detroit Red Wings

17. Andre Burakovsky – Washington Capitals

18. Trevor Daley – Detroit Red Wings

19. Alec Martinez – Los Angeles Kings

20. Nick Jensen – Detroit Red Wings

Friedman leaning towards Duchene getting traded

Chris Nichols of Nichols on Hockey: Elliotte Friedman was on Sportsnet 960 and was asked about the Ottawa Senators and pending UFA forward Matt Duchene.

“I lean towards he’s getting traded, and I’m not saying that – I lean towards it,” noted Friedman. “Ottawa is going out West. They’re playing L.A. and Anaheim this week before they go to San Jose on Saturday. His agent is based there – Pat Brisson. I have a feeling there’s going to be a long conversation about, ‘Okay, where are we and where are we going.’

Friedman adds that he’s heard the Senators have been out “scouting like crazy,” and with a smaller staff they are running all over the place, likely trying to get prepared.