Top 10 Trade Targets

Tom Collins

2020-02-17

The NHL trade deadline is in a week, and with it comes the trade deadline for many fantasy leagues.

I've always been a big believer that if you have a chance to win the title, you go for it. With many leagues having slim pickings on the waiver wire, making a significant trade could be the last chance to improve your team for a stretch run.

So, who to target? Obviously, it would be easy to recommend trading for Leon Draisaitl, David Pastrnak and Nathan MacKinnon, but those guys generally won't be available or would cost you so much that you won't have enough serviceable players to win a title.

Below are 10 players that could be had for a cheaper price that could be worth looking into. Obviously, league settings play a huge role, as does a general manager's value. You could be low on a player, but someone else is willing to pay a much higher price for that same player.

I'm also going on the basis that you're looking to contend for the rest of this year. If you're already out of it and looking toward next year, you want to focus on trading your overperforming players for underperformers such as Alex Debrincat, Tyler Seguin or Dylan Larkin, or injured players such as Jake Guentzel or Dougie Hamilton.

 

  1. Taylor Hall

Hall may not be cheap to acquire, but it may be cheaper to get him now rather than in a week or so. Hall has 21 points in 25 games with the Coyotes, who are struggling lately while fighting for a playoff spot. There has been plenty of speculation that Hall could be traded, but there are some reports that the Coyotes will keep him and try to re-sign him this offseason. It could work out both ways for Hall owners. If he stays in Arizona, he will be leaned upon tremendously as he's really the only offensive player they have. If he's dealt, he'll wind up in a better situation and with better linemates than he has now.

 

  1. Joe Pavelski

Many have given up on Pavelski this season, but he's finally starting to heat up. Pavelski missed a couple of games last week, but has nine points in his last seven games to go along with 19 shots, eight hits and six blocked shots. What's behind such a crazy bounce back? A lot of it can be chalked up to his role w