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Top 25 Available Players
As of Jan. 30, 2015 :: 6:49pm ET

With the NHL trade deadline quickly approaching (Mar. 2, 2015), TFP has outlined 25 of the top names rumored to be available for trade through various newspapers, radio and television reports, cyberspace and our own league-wide sources. Last season, 15 of the 25 players listed were traded; the season before that saw 14 of the 25 listed dealt, and three seasons ago, 17 of the 25 players listed were moved.

As part of TFP's Trade Deadline Coverage, this page will be updated regularly and TFP's panel of experts will outline the values of each athlete. As the days inch closer to the deadline, some players may climb or fall off the list, while others may be added. Teams reportedly showing interest will also be added and adjusted as more information becomes available.

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No. Player

Player Info.

Teams Reportedly Showing Interest Status
Antoine Vermette, LW/C
Cap Hit: $3.75M | Term Left: 0 | Age: 32

Vermette is tremendously coveted, as he's unlikely to sign a new deal with the Coyotes. Arizona is looking to trade him and wants a first-round pick and a solid prospect packaged in return. Some teams are holding out hope the asking price drops, but others are inching closer to pitching a suitable offer well before the deadline arrives.

Not yet traded
Dion Phaneuf, D
Cap Hit: $7M | Term Left: 6 | Age: 29

It's going to take a significant trade for the Leafs to move captain Phaneuf, but teams have inquired about his availability. Unless the Maple Leafs bring back a player with a large contract, they might be forced to eat part of his salary, if they move him. The Leafs will want to replace his minutes on the blueline, but it might not necessarily happen in the same deal.

Not yet traded
Keith Yandle, D
Cap Hit: $5.25M | Term Left: 1 | Age: 28

Yandle's name has popped up several times over the years, as a number of teams have tried to pluck him away from the Coyotes. It seems as if a deal is likely, at some point, though a trade could happen in the summer, as opposed to before the deadline. The Coyotes will want a big return, though, and teams must be prepared to pay up for Yandle.

Not yet traded
Cody Franson, D
Cap Hit: $3.3M | Term Left: 0 | Age: 27

The Leafs are speaking with Franson's agent about his future with the club, but it sounds like he'll test the waters as an unrestricted free agent July 1.

He's a highly coveted defenseman and several clubs would love to get their hands on him. The Leafs will be asking for a young stud and a draft pick for Franson.

Not yet traded
Ryan O'Reilly, C
Cap Hit: $6M | Term Left: 1 | Age: 24

It has become clear that the Avalanche will trade O'Reilly at some point -- either before the deadline or in the summer. The Avs would like to keep him, but they also want to improve in other areas and you have to give in order to get. Ideally, Colorado would like to move O'Reilly for a young, stud defenseman.

Not yet traded
Andrej Sekera, D
Cap Hit: $2.75M | Term Left: 0 | Age: 28

There are a number of teams interested in acquiring Sekera from the Hurricanes.

Contract negotiations between the team and Sekera's agent haven't resulted in any progress, and it appears he'll be moved by the trade deadline.

Not yet traded
Marc Methot, D
Cap Hit: $3M | Term Left: 0 | Age: 29

The Senators want to sign Methot to an extension, and he wants to stay in Ottawa, but the numbers have to make sense. As TFP Senior Writer Dennis Bernstein recently reported, if the Sens come in with an offer around five-years at $5 million per season, that should be enough to get him locked up. If not, he'll be traded by the deadline.

Not yet traded
Jiri Tlusty, RW/LW
Cap Hit: $2.95M | Term Left: 0 | Age: 26

If the Hurricanes can't get Tlusty locked up to a new contract, he will be traded by the deadline.

Carolina wants to get him inked to a new extension, but he could cash in big on the open market this summer, which would result in him being dealt.

Not yet traded
Jaromir Jagr, RW
Cap Hit: $3.5M | Term Left: 0 | Age: 43

It looks more and more like the Devils will trade Jagr prior to the deadline, and the usual suspects are the teams primarily interested in him.

Jagr's still got it, and giving him the opportunity to play for the Stanley Cup again will be the extra motivation he needs to keep up his solid season.

Not yet traded
Andrew Ference, D
Cap Hit: $3.25M | Term Left: 2 | Age: 35

Things haven't gone the way Ference had hoped in Edmonton. The team has continuously struggled, and he has been frustrated with the way the season has gone, which has led to teams inquiring about his availability. Ference owns a full no-movement clause and will decide where he ends up, if traded. There are no guarantees he'll be moved, but teams are calling.

Not yet traded
Josh Gorges, D
Cap Hit: $3.9M | Term Left: 3 | Age: 30

With three years left on his contract, the Sabres do not need to trade Gorges any time soon, but given their current state, it might be in their best interest. Gorges hasn't had the best season of his career, and while you can blame that on playing for the league's last place team, he still adds significant value to a Cup contender. Teams are calling.

Not yet traded
Chris Stewart, RW
Cap Hit: $4.15M | Term Left: 0 | Age: 27

Stewart's value has dropped, but that doesn't mean the Sabres are willing to give him away. The team expects to trade him, and they want a prospect and a draft pick in return. Teams have balked at the asking price, so far, but with the trade deadline approaching, one club might give into Buffalo's demands.

Not yet traded
Drew Stafford, LW/RW
Cap Hit: $4M | Term Left: 0 | Age: 29

Stafford has struggled the last couple of seasons, but jumping over to a playoff contender might allow him to elevate his game.

Teams in need of secondary scoring depth will be calling Sabres GM Tim Murray about Stafford's availability.

Not yet traded
Chris Phillips, D
Cap Hit: $2.25M | Term Left: 1 | Age: 36

The Senators have spoken to Phillips about his future with the club, and it's starting to sound like his tenure in Ottawa is coming to an end.

A number of playoff contenders will be calling the Sens about Phillips, and that number will rise as the weeks progress.

Not yet traded
Chris Neil, RW
Cap Hit: $1.9M | Term Left: 1 | Age: 35

It sounds as if the Senators are looking to overhaul their roster, and that could result in the team trading long-time fan favorite Chris Neil. Like Phillips, he has one-year left on his contract, which should increase his return, if dealt. He has a limited no-trade clause and will have some say in where he could end up.

Not yet traded
Mike Santorelli, C
Cap Hit: $1.5M | Term Left: 0 | Age: 29

Santorelli has had a solid season for the Maple Leafs, and while the team could try to re-sign him, a number of other clubs are calling about his availability.

He's set to become a UFA this summer, and if he's moved, the Leafs will want a draft pick or two, or a high-end prospect.

  Not yet traded
Daniel Winnik, RW
Cap Hit: $1.3M | Term Left: 0 | Age: 29

A few teams have already pitched offers for Winnik, who can become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but the Leafs are waiting it out.

Trade talks should pick up soon, as the trade deadline approaches, but with the Leafs nearing a fire sale, Winnik is likely on his way out of town.

Not yet traded
Bryce Salvador, D
Cap Hit: $3.167M | Term Left: 0 | Age: 39

New Jersey's captain could be packing his bags soon after he returns from injury. The Devils expect him back in the lineup in the near future, which would give teams an opportunity to get a better look at him prior to the deadline. Salvador is a serviceable defenseman who would added sound depth to a Stanley Cup contender's blueline.

Not yet traded
Zbynek Michalek, D
Cap Hit: $4M | Term Left: 0 | Age: 32

It's a fire sale in Arizona, everyone must go. Michalek will add value to any club's blueline and teams in need of a right-handed shooting defenseman should give Coyotes GM Don Maloney a call.

Michalek is available and should command a young player/prospect and a draft pick.

Not yet traded
Brayden Schenn, RW/C
Cap Hit: $2.5M | Term Left: 1 | Age: 23

The Flyers have dangled Schenn all season, as they look to package him for an upgrade up front. Schenn's on pace for a career high in assists and points, but the Flyers expected more out of him this season. With plenty of control over Schenn, as a result of his age and contract status, the Flyers won't rush into a deal and could wait until the off-season to pull the trigger.

-- Not yet traded
Jeff Petry, D
Cap Hit: $3.075M | Term Left: 0 | Age: 27

Petry will be traded by the deadline, that much is certain. He was almost dealt earlier in the season, but a trade fell through.

The Oilers are looking for a couple of draft picks for Petry, or a high-end prospect as part of a deal.

Not yet traded
Martin Erat, RW/LW
Cap Hit: $4.5M | Term Left: 0 | Age: 33

Erat is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and while he owns a no-movement clause, he would be willing to waive it if it meant playing on a Stanley Cup contender. He will likely bring in a draft pick or two for Arizona.

-- Not yet traded
Cam Ward, G
Cap Hit: $6.3M | Term Left: 1 | Age: 30

The Hurricanes explored the possibility of trading Ward last season and in the summer, but decided against it. Ward has a no-trade clause and will dictate where he ends up, though a change of scenery might prove beneficial for his career. His options, though, appear to be limited, which could result in a trade occurring this summer.

Not yet traded
Michael Ryder, RW
Cap Hit: $3.5M | Term Left: 0 | Age: 34

The Devils have multiple assets to move by the deadline, and Ryder is one of them. He's a UFA this July will likely command a draft pick or two.

There are teams looking for secondary scoring depth and Ryder would fill that void.

Not yet traded
David Legwand, C
Cap Hit: $3M | Term Left: 1 | Age: 34

The Senators had hoped for a better season when they signed Legwand in the off-season. That hasn't been the case and now he appears to be on his way out of Ottawa. Legwand is being dangled as trade bait, and with one-year left on his deal, the Sens can ask for a little bit more than if he were a short-term rental player.

-- Not yet traded


(Alphabetical Order)
No. Player

Player Info.

Teams Reportedly Showing Interest Status
Jordan Eberle, RW
Cap Hit: $6M | Term Left: 4 | Age: 24

The Oilers are exploring various major moves, some of which include Eberle, but it seems unlikely a move will be made prior to the trade deadline -- unless, of course, talks significant pick up. Eberle, or another member of Edmonton's young core, could be moved in the off-season, if a deal isn't made by the deadline.

  Not yet traded
Tomas Fleischmann, RW/LW
Cap Hit: $4.5 | Term Left: 0 | Age: 30

The Panthers have been dangling Fleischmann as bait since last season, but have not come across a deal they'd pull the trigger on.

Florida could look to move him to a Stanley Cup contender if they can replace his spot in the lineup via another deal for a young, top-six forward.

Not yet traded
Joffrey Lupul, LW/RW
Cap Hit: $5.25M | Term Left: 3 | Age: 31

Lupul, not Phil Kessel, makes our honorable mentions list because the Maple Leafs have actually dangled him around the NHL. While nothing is close, Lupul is available, much more so than Kessel, and could be dealt by the deadline. But with three years left on his contract, Toronto isn't in a rush to move him.

-- Not yet traded
Tyler Myers, D
Cap Hit: $3.175M | Term Left: 4 | Age: 29

It's going to take one heck of an offer for the Sabres to part with Myers, that much is clear. But it wouldn't be trade deadline season without keeping him on our list, so he'll get honorable mentions.

There are teams with the necessary assets to make a move, but they've yet to step up to the plate.

Not yet traded
Mike Richards, C
Cap Hit: $5.75M | Term Left: 5 | Age: 30

The Kings tried to trade Richards prior to sending him down to the AHL, but were unable to come to terms on a deal. The approached Toronto about Dion Phaneuf, but the Leafs were not interested in the veteran forward as a centerpiece in that move.

Not yet traded


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