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Frank Seravalli

TSN Senior Hockey Reporter

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The New York Rangers warned in last month’s letter to fans that this teardown might mean losing some “familiar faces.”

Mats Zuccarello may be one of those faces.

Zuccarello, the team’s leading scorer four of the last five seasons, has joined TSN’s Trade Bait board at No. 10. There is significant and growing interest in Zuccarello, who also has the most points this season (43) of any player on the board. He has averaged 57 points over each of the last four seasons.

Zuccarello, 30, joins a crowded list of impact left wingers who could potentially be on the move before Monday’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. He rounds out a top 10 that includes two of his teammates in Rick Nash at No. 2 and captain Ryan McDonagh just ahead of him at No. 9. Ranger rentals Michael Grabner and Nick Holden have already been traded.

Teams are also interested to see what Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman has up his sleeve before the deadline in a disappointing season. Chicago will almost certainly miss the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews’ rookie seasons in 2007-08. But that doesn’t necessarily preclude Bowman from tinkering.

Blackhawks winger Ryan Hartman, a 23-year-old who netted 19 goals last season, joins TSN Hockey’s latest Trade Bait board at No. 22:

 

The Top 45

 
Trend Player Pos Age Cap Hit GP G PTS Years Clause
  1. Erik Karlsson, OTT RD 27 $6.5M 54 5 42 1 M-NTC
  2. Rick Nash, NYR  LW 33 $7.8M 60 18 28 UFA M-NTC
  3. Mike Green, DET RD 32 $6M 57 6 29 UFA NTC
  4. Derick Brassard, OTT C 30 $5M 58 18 36 1 M-NTC
  5. Patrick Maroon, EDM LW 29 $1.5M 57 14 30 UFA  
  6. Evander Kane, BUF LW 26 $5.25M 61 20 40 UFA  
  7. Mark Letestu, EDM C 33 $1.8M 58 8 19 UFA  
  8. Mike Hoffman, OTT LW 28 $5.19M 60 16 39 2 M-NTC
  9. Ryan McDonagh, NYR LD 28 $4.7M 49 2 26 1 M-NTC
Embedded Image 10. Mats Zuccarello, NYR RW 30 $4.5M 60 10 43 1  
  11. Zack Smith, OTT C/LW 29 $3.25M 46 5 17 3 M-NTC
  12. Tomas Plekanec, MTL C 35 $6M 60 6 24 UFA  
  13. Thomas Vanek, VAN LW 33 $2M 60 16 40 UFA  
  14. Max Domi, ARI C/LW 22 $1.36M 60 4 26 RFA  
Embedded Image 15. Jack Johnson, CBJ LD 31 $4.35M 60 3 8 UFA  
  16. Derek Ryan, CAR C 31 $1.45M 58 11 26 UFA  
  17. Max Pacioretty, MTL LW 29 $4.5M 60 16 35 1  
  18. Jeff Skinner, CAR LW 25 $5.73M 60 20 37 1 NMC
  19. Alex Galchenyuk, MTL LW 23 $4.9M 60 12 34 2  
  20. J-G Pageau, OTT C 25 $3.1M 56 8 20 4  
  21. Luke Glendening, DET C 28 $1.8M 48 8 14 3  
Embedded Image 22. Ryan Hartman, CHI RW 23 $863K 55 8 24 RFA  
  23. Boone Jenner, CBJ C 24 $2.9M 53 5 17 RFA  
  24. Andrew Shaw, MTL C/RW 26 $3.9M 43 10 19 4  
  25. Jordan Kyrou, STL C/RW 19 $894K 0 0 0 3 Slide
  26. Robby Fabbri, STL LW 22 $1.1M 0 0 0 RFA  
  27. Johnny Oduya, OTT LD 36 $2M 51 4 8 UFA M-NTC
  28. Gustav Nyquist, DET RW 28 $4.75M 60 16 28 1 NTC
  29. Aaron Dell, SJS G 28 $625K 25 2.71 .912 UFA  
  30. Jon Gillies, CGY G 24 $725K 2 4.35 .815 RFA  
  31. Bobby Ryan, OTT LW 30 $7.25M 40 7 21 4 M-NTC
  32. Matt Hunwick, PIT LD 32 $2.25M 35 3 7 2  
  33. Benoit Pouliot, BUF LW 31 $1.15M 56 11 15 UFA  
  34. Josh Leivo, TOR LW 24 $613K 12 1 3 1  
  35. Tommy Wingels, CHI RW 29 $750K 54 7 12 UFA  
  36. Tomas Tatar, DET LW 27 $5.3M 59 16 27 3  
  37. Blake Comeau, COL RW 31 $2.4M 56 10 22 UFA  
  38. Ben Hutton, VAN LD 24 $2.8M 50 0 6 1  
  39. Matt Cullen, MIN C 41 $1.7M 58 6 15 UFA  
  40. Nic Petan, WPG C 22 $863K 12 1 1 RFA  
  41. Robin Lehner, BUF G 26 $4M 45 2.92 .911 RFA  
  42. Mike Cammalleri, EDM RW 35 $1M 52 5 22 UFA  
  43. Xavier Ouellet, DET LD 24 $1.25M 36 0 4 1  
  44. Danny DeKeyser, DET LD 27 $5M 43 4 7 4 NTC
  45. Tyson Barrie, COL RD 26 $5.5M 46 6 36 2  
 

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