Wild West: Trade Deadline 2019

Chris Kane

2019-02-18

We will have a little bit of a change in format this week. The trade deadline is fast approaching and that means we are inundated with trade and contract speculations. It is hard to know how much weight to put in any of it. For the West I have tried to sort teams into Buyers and Sellers, take a look at what they might be missing and see who could be available at the deadline. The list is not intended to be prescriptive – and I certainly haven’t included player’s names because I know they will be traded. The potential adds are based on the positional needs of the club, and the amount of flexibility they have at the deadline.

 

Cap info courtesy of CapFriendly.

Team positions and points after Sunday’s (2/17) games

 

Likely Buyers

 

Winnipeg

Current Position: First in the Central Division, 76 points

Deadline Cap Space:  $27,493,539

Needs: Potential second line center to allow Bryan Little to move on to the third line.

Potential Adds: There are some high quality centers potentially available with the cap space Winnipeg currently has.

 

PLAYER

TEAM

CAP HIT

SALARY

AGE

POS

6. Matt Duchene

OTT

$6,000,000

$6,500,000

27

C, LW

19. Kevin Hayes

NYR

$5,175,000

$5,175,000

26

C

29. Marcus Johansson

NJD

$4,583,333