NHL Rumors: Top 30 trade watch list … Blues and Maroon

NHL Rumors: Top 30 trade watch list … Blues and Maroon

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The St. Louis Blues are likely to trade Pat Maroon before the NHL trade deadline.
Top 30 trade watch list

The Fourth Period: The Top 30 trade watch list and teams that are believed to be interested.

1. Artemi┬áPanarin – Islanders and Golden Knights

2. Jeff Carter – Predators, Bruins, Canadiens and Stars

3. Kevin Hayes – Hurricanes, Oilers, Canadiens and Jets

4. Wayne Simmonds – Stars, Flames, Leafs, Avs, Golden Knights, Oilers, Predators, Bruins and Jets

5. Mats Zuccarello – Golden Knights, Stars, Predators, Avs, Bruins, Leafs, Sabres and Pens

6. Jimmy Howard – Oilers, Islanders, Flames and Sharks

7. Alec Martinez – Lightning, Maple Leafs and Oilers

8. Ryan Dzingel – Bruins, Sabres, Penguins, Ducks, Islanders, Sharks, Stars and Avs

9. Alex Edler – Penguins, Maple Leafs, Bruins, Golden Knights and Flames

10. Matt Duchene – Hurricanes, Islanders and Golden Knights

11. Jake Muzzin – Bruins, Maple Leafs and Jets

12. Duncan Keith – Maple Leafs and Oilers

13. Tyler Toffoli – Hurricanes and Bruins

14. Niklas Kronwall – Maple Leafs

15. Alex Steen – TBD

16. Jonathan Quick – Flames, Islanders, Flyers, Hurricanes and Red Wings

17. Cam Talbot – Sharks and Islanders

18. Jay Bouwmeester – Stars, Maple Leafs, Penguins, Golden Knights, Flames and Jets

19. Dougie Hamilton – TBD

20. Chris Kreider – TBD

21. Gustav Nyquist – TBD

22. Micheal Ferland – TBD

23. Adam McQuaid – Golden Knights, Avs, Penguins and Maple Leafs

24. Nikolay Goldobin – TBD

25. Craig Anderson – Flames and Islanders

26. Milan Lucic – TBD

27. Karl Alzner – Stars, Avs and Islanders

28. Michael Del Zotto – TBD

29. Patrick Maroon – TBD

30. Thomas Vanek – TBD

Maroon likely to be traded

Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic: The St. Louis Blues signed forward Pat Maroon to a one-year, $1.75 million deal this past offseason.

Maroon has been made a healthy scratch several times this season and will most likely be traded by the NHL trade deadline next month.

He holds a full no-trade clause until January 31st, and then it will become a modified no-trade – an eight-team no-trade list.

The lack of playing time could mean he’d waive his no-trade before the 31st. A source said they may be able to get a 5th round pick for him.

The Blues could put him on waivers. If claimed they would obviously lose him without any return. If he cleared they could just keep him or if assigned to the AHL, they would get a bit of salary cap savings.

Maroon had turned down bigger offers to play in St. Louis and closer to his son. He still thinks he made the right choice despite how the season has played out so far.