Three New York Rangers listed in the top 15 on the NHL Trade Bait Board

Vitali Kravtsov tops the list of NYR players available for trade

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Oct 14, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers center Ryan Strome (16) looks back towards Dallas Stars left wing Michael Raffl (18) during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL Trade Bait Tracker for the 2021-22 season has been updated.

Now that Jack Eichel has landed with the Vegas Golden Knights, the top name at the list becomes Vladimir Tarasenko of the St. Louis Blues. However, pending UFA Phil Kessel is a close second because he can be had immediately.

Other top names include the Flames Johnny Gaudreau and Tomas Hertl of the Sharks. They are just two of 12 pending UFA’s on the list.

Stick with us all season as we will update this list regularly.

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#1 Vladimir Tarasenko (F), St. Louis Blues
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: NYR, PHI, NYI, BOS
Notes: Tarasenko doesn’t want to talk about his trade request, but despite a strong start for the Blues he still wants to be moved.
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#2 Phil Kessel (F), Arizona Coyotes
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: FLA, LAK, SEA, NYR, PIT
Notes: Kessel has asked for a move to Vegas, but they can’t take him on right now. He is currently nursing an injury and is likely a prime trade deadline rental.

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#3 Johnny Gaudreau (F), Calgary Flames
Trade Status: TBD
Destinations: PHI, NJD
Notes: There was some thought that the Flames would extend him this summer but it never came to be. Gaudreau has told the press he isn’t talking about his contract.
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#4 Tomas Hertl (C), San Jose Sharks
Trade Status: TBD
Destinations: NYR, SEA, CBJ
Notes: Hertl is a pending UFA with a history of knee injuries. He’s open to a deal with the Sharks but made it a point he wants to play for a winner. He could be moved at the trade deadline.
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#5 Vitali Kravtsov (F), New York Rangers
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: OTT, MTL, CGY, DET, AZ
Notes: The 21 year-old former 9th overall pick in the 2018 Draft is in the KHL awaiting a trade out of the NYR organization. GM Chris Drury wants a top prospect back.
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#6 Joonas Korpisalo (G), Columbus Blue Jackets
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: EDM, AZ, NJD
Notes: Columbus committed to Elvis Merzlikinsas their #1, Korpisalo is now expendable. He could be a trade deadline rental.
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#7 Filip Forsberg (F), Nashville Predators
Trade Status:
TBD
Destinations: NYR
Notes: Nashville would like to sign him, but the forward isn’t interested in contract distractions now. He is a name to look for at the trade deadline. Word is the NYR are eyeing him.
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#8 Mark Giordano (D), Seattle Kraken
Trade Status: TBD
Destinations: NYR, BOS, PIT, TOR, DAL, MIN
Notes: GM Ron Francis already said he isn’t opposed to trading the veteran. He will be a UFA, so he’s a prime rental.
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#9 Claude Giroux (C), Philadelphia Flyers
Trade Status: TBD
Destinations: TBD
Notes: With Giroux a pending UFA and the Flyers not talking contract until the end of the season, he is a prime trade deadline rental.
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#10 PK Subban (D), New Jersey Devils
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: BOS, FLA, TBL, CAR, CGY
Notes: The Devils gave Dougie Hamilton a big contract and word is that Subban will be moved at this trade deadline before he becomes a UFA.
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#11 Marc-Andre Fleury (G), Chicago Blackhawks
Trade Status: TBD
Destinations: EDM, PIT, VGK
Notes: MAF is probably regretting his decision to not retire now. He may still do so, but a trade at the deadline is likely now with the Hawks heading for the basement.
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#12 Reilly Smith (F), Vegas Golden Knights
Trade Status:
TBD
Destinations: NYR, MTL, TOR, STL
Notes: The Knights are eventually going to have to trade out salary to fit Jack Eichel and other players returning from LTIR in. Pending UFA Smith is likely to be moved.
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#13 Alexandar Georgiev (G), New York Rangers
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: BUF, AZ, DET
Notes: Georgiev may want a crack as a starter, and the Rangers are still shopping him. NY has Keith Kinkaid as a backup for the season, if a deal is done. His value is dropping with each start.
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#14 Andrew Copp (F), Winnipeg Jets
Trade Status: TBD
Destinations: TBD
Notes: Teams are monitoring the situation with Copp and the Jets. It’s likely he will be extended, before he hits UFA status. If he’s available, Copp climbs the list.
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#15 Ryan Strome (F), New York Rangers
Trade Status: Available
Destinations: OTT, SEA, VGK
Notes: Strome is unlikely to be moved at the moment. Depending on where they are in the standings come trade deadline, he could be a rental due to his pending UFA status. Rangers are cap crunched next season.
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-Trade Bait Tracker courtesy The Daily Goal Horn