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