Wild West: Trade Deadline 2019

by chriskane on February 18, 2019

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

$4,750,000

27

C, LW, RW

43. Eric Staal

MIN

$3,500,000

$3,500,000

33

C

 

 

Nashville

Current Position: Second in the Central Division, 73 points

Deadline Cap Space:  $29,083,839

Needs: Depth scoring particularly on the wing. Kevin Fiala, and Craig Smith just aren’t getting it done with any consistency.

Potential Adds: Again the cap space gives Nashville som real flexibility here.

 

PLAYER

TEAM

CAP HIT

SALARY

AGE

POS

31. Mats Zuccarello

NYR

$4,500,000

$4,500,000

30

RW

32. Justin Williams

CAR

$4,500,000

$4,000,000

36

RW

37. Carl Hagelin

LAK

$4,000,000

$3,666,000

29

LW

40. Jakob Silfverberg

ANA

$3,750,000

$3,750,000

27

RW, LW

55. Richard Pánik

ARI

$2,800,000

$2,800,000

27

LW, RW

79. Ryan Dzingel

OTT

$1,800,000

$2,100,000

26

LW, RW, C

83. Micheal Ferland

CAR

$1,750,000

$1,800,000

26

LW, RW

 

 

Dallas

Current Position: First Wild Card Position, 63 points

Deadline Cap Space: $1,795,834

Needs: Depth scoring and defense. That top line is killer, but the pace falls off dramatically – even when Dallas breaks up Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, and Alexander Radulov

Potential Adds: There is still some reasonable talent at this cap level.

 

PLAYER

TEAM

CAP HIT

SALARY

AGE

POS

99. Sven Andrighetto

COL

$1,400,000

$1,550,000

25

RW, LW

112. Martin Frk

DET

$1,050,000

$1,050,000

24

RW

131. Josh Leivo

VAN

$925,000

$925,000

25

LW

133. Frank Vatrano

FLA

$925,000

$925,000

24

LW, C

140. J.T. Compher

COL

$925,000

$925,000

23

RW, C

141. Pavel Buchnevich

NYR

$925,000

$925,000

23

RW, LW

144. Nick Schmaltz

ARI

$925,000

$925,000

22

C

155. Colin White

OTT

$925,000

$925,000

21

RW, C

158. Alex Iafallo

LAK

$925,000

$925,000

24

LW, C

167. Alexander Kerfoot

COL

$925,000

$925,000

23

C, LW

 

San Jose

Current Position: Second in the Pacific Division, 77 Points

Deadline Cap Space: $5,328,621

Needs: With the most goals against of anyone currently in playoff position: Goaltending.

Potential Adds: There is a reasonable market of potential goalies at the moment, though Jimmy Howard is the only one outperforming his Expected Goal numbers.

 

PLAYER

TEAM

CAP HIT

SALARY

AGE

17. Jimmy Howard

DET

$5,291,666

$4,250,000

34

65. Anders Nilsson

OTT

$2,500,000

$2,000,000

28

81. Chad Johnson

ANA

$1,750,000

$1,750,000

32

94. Petr Mrázek

CAR

$1,500,000

$1,500,000

26

105. Keith Kinkaid

NJD

$1,250,000

$1,300,000

28

164. Cal Petersen

LAK

$925,000

$925,000

23

196. Joonas Korpisalo

CBJ

$900,000

$1,100,000

24

 

 

Calgary

Current Position: First in the Pacific Division, 77 points

Deadline Cap Space: $6,978,074

Needs: Secondary scoring and goaltending, though Matthew Tkachuk, Mikael Backlund, and Michael Frolik do have a history of performing when it counts.

Potential Adds: Some flexibility with available cap space helps with the options. 

 

PLAYER

TEAM

CAP HIT

SALARY

AGE

POS

19. Kevin Hayes

NYR

$5,175,000

$5,175,000

26

C

31. Mats Zuccarello

NYR

$4,500,000

$4,500,000

30

RW

32. Justin Williams

CAR

$4,500,000

$4,000,000

36

RW

40. Jakob Silfverberg

ANA

$3,750,000

$3,750,000

27

RW, LW

43. Eric Staal

MIN

$3,500,000

$3,500,000

33

C

 

 

Las Vegas

Current Position: Third in the Pacific Division, 68 points

Deadline Cap Space: $16,497,033

Needs: Nothing glaring. Top two lines both capable of scoring, defensive core is strong, and goaltending is holding up well. Vegas has a lot of solid pieces already so

an ideal add would be a game breaker. They could be in the running for many of the other depth forwards, but with William Karlsson’s regression a top producer might be needed.

Potential Adds:

 

PLAYER

TEAM

CAP HIT

SALARY

AGE

POS

6. Matt Duchene

OTT

$6,000,000

$6,500,000

27

C, LW

8. Artemi Panarin

CBJ

$6,000,000

$6,000,000

26

LW

10. Jeff Skinner

BUF

$5,725,000

$6,000,000

26

LW, RW

 

 

St. Louis

Current Position: Third in the Central Division, 67 points

Deadline Cap Space: $5,196,696

Needs: Some depth scoring wouldn’t hurt, but adding some defense would help shore up the backend.

Potential Adds:

 

PLAYER

TEAM

CAP HIT

SALARY

AGE

POS

33. Cody Ceci

OTT

$4,300,000

$4,300,000

24

D

49. Michael Del Zotto

ANA

$3,000,000

$3,000,000

28

D

54. Ryan Murray

CBJ

$2,825,000

$2,825,000

24

D

56. Ben Hutton

VAN

$2,800,000

$2,800,000

25

D

 

117. Chris Wideman

FLA

$1,000,000

$1,000,000

28

D

136. Zachary Werenski

CBJ

$925,000

$925,000

20

D

159. Neal Pionk

NYR

$925,000

$925,000

22

D

168. Will Butcher

NJD

$925,000

$925,000

23

D

 

Likely Sellers

 

LA

Current Position: 15th in the West (9th in Wild Card), 52 points

Deadline Cap Space: $9,877,056

Available Assets:

 

PLAYER

TEAM

CAP HIT

SALARY

AGE

POS

37. Carl Hagelin

LAK

$4,000,000

$3,666,000

29

LW

158. Alex Iafallo

LAK

$925,000

$925,000

24

LW, C

164. Cal Petersen

LAK

$925,000

$925,000

23

G

 

Anaheim

Current Position: 13th in West (7th in Wild Card), 55 points

Deadline Cap Space: $559,167

Available Assets:

 

PLAYER

TEAM

CAP HIT

SALARY

AGE

POS

40. Jakob Silfverberg

ANA

$3,750,000

$3,750,000

27

RW, LW

49. Michael Del Zotto

ANA

$3,000,000

$3,000,000

28

D

81. Chad Johnson

ANA

$1,750,000

$1,750,000

32

G

121. Brian Gibbons

ANA

$1,000,000

$1,000,000

30

C

 

 

Edmonton

Current Position: 14th in West, (8th in Wild Card), 53 points

Deadline Cap Space: $4,269,166

Available Assets:

 

PLAYER

TEAM

CAP HIT

SALARY

AGE

POS

73. Tobias Rieder

EDM

$2,000,000

$2,000,000

25

LW, RW

76. Alex Petrovic

EDM

$1,950,000

$1,950,000

26

D

147. Jesse Puljujärvi

EDM

$925,000

$925,000

20

RW

 

 

On The Edge

 

Chicago

Current Position: 12th in the West (6th in Wild Card), 57 Points

Deadline Cap Space: $21,173,677

Needs: If they want to make a playoff run shoring up their defensive end and goaltending is a must.

Available Assets: If they end up being sellers they have some potential options.

 

PLAYER

TEAM

CAP HIT

SALARY

AGE

POS

45. Marcus Krüger

CHI

$3,083,333

$2,300,000

28

C

51. Cam Ward

CHI

$3,000,000

$3,000,000

34

G

115. Chris Kunitz

CHI

$1,000,000

$1,000,000

38

RW, LW

160. David Kämpf

CHI

$925,000

$925,000

23

C, RW

170. Dylan Sikura

CHI

$925,000

$925,000

23

LW, RW, C

 

Colorado

Current Position: 11th in the West (5th in Wild Card), 57 Points

Deadline Cap Space: $52,148,839

Needs: A playoff push will require more depth scoring. Carl Soderberg is the only player doing much of anything off of the top line. Their goals against numbers are also a concern, so an improvement on defense might be needed as well.

Available Assets:

 

PLAYER

TEAM

CAP HIT

SALARY

AGE

POS

9. Semyon Varlamov

COL

$5,900,000

$5,500,000

30

G

64. Patrik Nemeth

COL

$2,500,000

$2,500,000

26

D

71. Nikita Zadorov

COL

$2,150,000

$2,200,000

23

D

99. Sven Andrighetto

COL

$1,400,000

$1,550,000

25

RW, LW

130. Gabriel Bourque

COL

$950,000

$950,000

27

LW, RW

140. J.T. Compher

COL

$925,000

$925,000

23

RW, C

167. Alexander Kerfoot

COL

$925,000

$925,000

23

C, LW

190. Sheldon Dries

COL

$925,000

$925,000

24

C

 

Vancouver

Current Position: 9th in the West (3rd in Wild Card), 59 Points

Deadline Cap Space: $40,755,855

Needs: A supporting cast for Bo Horvat on the second line, and a true number one defenseman.

Available Assets:

 

PLAYER

TEAM

CAP HIT

SALARY

AGE

POS

56. Ben Hutton

VAN

$2,800,000

$2,800,000

25

D

96. Markus Granlund

VAN

$1,475,000

$1,475,000

25

RW, LW, C

107. Derrick Pouliot

VAN

$1,100,000

$1,100,000

24

D

110. Tom Pyatt

VAN

$1,100,000

$1,200,000

31

C

131. Josh Leivo

VAN

$925,000

$925,000

25

LW

137. Tyler Motte

VAN

$925,000

$925,000

23

RW, LW, C

 

 

Arizona

Current Position: 10th in the West (4th in Wild Card), 57 Points

Deadline Cap Space: $29,486,236

Needs: Arizona has reasonable defense, but needs to improve scoring, and an un-injured goalie would help.

Available Assets:

 

PLAYER

TEAM

CAP HIT

SALARY

AGE

POS

55. Richard Pánik

ARI

$2,800,000

$2,800,000

27

LW, RW

84. Jordan Weal

ARI

$1,750,000

$1,750,000

26

C, LW

122. Nick Cousins

ARI

$1,000,000

$1,050,000

24

C, LW

144. Nick Schmaltz

ARI

$925,000

$925,000

22

C

 

 

Minnesota

 

Current Position: Second Wild Card Spot, 60 points

Deadline Cap Space: $8,937,430

Needs: Arizona has reasonable defense and goaltending. Like Vegas they also have a number of middle six forwards, but are missing the top tier talent.

Available Assets:

 

PLAYER

TEAM

CAP HIT

SALARY

AGE

POS

43. Eric Staal

MIN

$3,500,000

$3,500,000

33

C

118. Eric Fehr

MIN

$1,000,000

$1,000,000

32

C, RW