NHL Rumors: Insider Reveals Top-32 Trade Targets

It's NHL trade season and talks around the league between general managers have picked up in a major way. The deadline is set for March 8 and teams are starting to align on which side of the buyers/sellers market they'll land on. Some teams remain on the bubble and will be patient over the course of the next month and a half.

Several insiders have released their trade lists to look out for and Chris Johnston of The Athletic is among the many. CJ created a top-32 list of players who should be considered prime trade candidates ahead of this season's deadline. Forwards, defensemen, goalies, pending free-agents, some stars, here's CJ's top-32 trade targets for the 2023-24 season:

  1. Elias Lindholm, Calgary Flames
  2. Chris Tanev, Calgary Flames
  3. Sean Walker, Philadelphia Flyers
  4. Sean Monahan, Montreal Canadiens
  5. Jake Allen, Montreal Canadiens
  6. Vladimir Tarasenko, Ottawa Senators
  7. Andrei Kuzmenko, Vancouver Canucks
  8. Noah Hanifin, Calgary Flames
  9. Adam Henrique, Anaheim Ducks
  10. Jake Guentzel, Pittsburgh Penguins
  11. Ilya Lyubushkin, Anaheim Ducks
  12. Anthony Duclair, San Jose Sharks
  13. Pat Maroon, Minnesota Wild
  14. Dominik Kubalik, Ottawa Senators
  15. Trevor Zegras, Anaheim Ducks
  16. Reilly Smith, Pittsburgh Penguins
  17. Adam Boqvist, Columbus Blue Jackets
  18. Andrew Peeke, Columbus Blue Jackets
  19. Jacob Markstrom, Calgary Flames
  20. John Gibson, Anaheim Ducks
  21. Jordan Eberle, Seattle Kraken
  22. Nick Seeler, Philadelphia Flyers
  23. Tyson Barrie, Nashville Predators
  24. Tyler Johnson, Chicago Blackhawks
  25. Mike Hoffman, San Jose Sharks
  26. Marc-Andre Fleury, Minnesota Wild
  27. Rasmus Ristolainen, Philadelphia Flyers
  28. Tony DeAngelo, Carolina Hurricanes
  29. Matt Dumba, Arizona Coyotes
  30. Jakub Vrana, St Louis Blues
  31. Alexander Barabanov, San Jose Sharks
  32. Elvis Merzlikins, Columbus Blue Jackets
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