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New list reveals top 25 players who could be traded in the 2024 NHL offseason


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Tyler Ball
June 21, 2024  (8:24 PM)
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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner speaking to the media after being eliminated from the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs
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Today a new list has been released that takes a look at 25 players who have been linked to trades this offseason in the NHL including some of the league's biggest stars.

With the NHL offseason fast approaching the talk of the league will soon be who is changing teams around the NHL. Today a new list was put together by the Blade of Steel looking at the top 25 players most likely to be traded. The list includes huge names like Mitch Marner, Martin Necas, Patrik Laine, and Linus Ullmark.
1. Mitch Marner Right Wing, Toronto Maple Leafs
2. Martin Necas Right Wing, Carolina Hurricanes
3. Nikolaj Ehlers, Left Wing, Winnipeg Jets
4. Linus Ullmark, Goaltender, Boston Bruins
5. Patrick Laine, Right Wing, Columbus Blue Jackets
6. Ilya Mikheyev, Left Wing, Vancouver Canucks
7. Jakob Chychrun, Left Defence, Ottawa Senators
8. Ross Colton, Centre, Colorado Avalanche
9. Filip Gustavsson, Goaltender, Minnesota Wild
10. Juuse Saros, Goaltender, Nashville Predators
11. Rights to Jake Guentzel, Left Wing, Carolina Hurricanes
12. Pavel Buchnevich, Centre, St. Louis Blues
13. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Centre, New York Islanders
14. Reilly Smith, Left Wing, Pittsburgh Penguins
15. One of St. Louis Defenceman: Torey Krug, Nick Leddy, Justin Faulk
16. Brandon Saad, Left Wing, St. Louis
17. Morgan Frost, Centre, Philadelphia Flyers
18. David Savard, Right Defence, Montreal Canadiens
19. Arthur Kaliyev, Right Wing, Los Angeles Kings
20. Elvis Merlikins, Goaltender, Columbus Blue Jackets
21. Jeff Skinner, Left Wing, Buffalo Sabres
22. Andrew Mangiapane, Left Wing, Calgary Flames
23. Christian Dvorak, Centre, Montreal Canadiens
24. Darnell Nurse, Defence, Edmonton Oilers
25. Trevor Zegras, Centre, Anaheim Ducks

All of the players on this list have been linked to a trade of some kind this offseason but not all of them will move. This leads to the question of who is most likely to move.

Which potential trade targets are expected to find a new NHL home?

Generally when heading into an NHL offseason big names are thrown into trade talks but then never end up getting moved. This offseason there seems to be more buzz surrounding several stars changing homes. The biggest of course being Mitch Marner who has been linked to trades for weeks now.
I think the Leafs are going to make a play and basically back him into a corner over the next three weeks, saying, 'Mitch, it's been great, but we're moving on. So whether it's now or eight months from now, your time's up.

Linus Ullmark and Patrik Laine are two of the other top stars on this list who likely will see a change of scenery. Linus Ullmark was reportedly almost traded at the NHL Trade Deadline. Now with the season ending those talks have begun again.
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In Patrik Laine's case, he has been in the NHL's Player Assistance Program for several months. In recent weeks reports have confirmed that he would prefer to play elsewhere next season once he returns and the Blue Jackets are willing to facilitate a trade.
From this article: «Columbus would like to hammer out a Patrik Laine trade this month. That's the preference, and Waddell said today he wants to make a hockey trade.'» #CBJ

With all of these big-name players potentially on the trading block, we could be in for an incredibly fun offseason. Hopefully, some if not all of these moves are made and spread out throughout the offseason. As more reports emerge on potential blockbuster trades we will pass them along to you.
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New list reveals top 25 players who could be traded in the 2024 NHL offseason

Which player will be traded first during the NHL offseason?

Mitch Marner3220.3 %
Patrik Laine4629.1 %
Nikolaj Ehlers1710.8 %
Linus Ullmark6339.9 %
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