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Fantasy: 2019 NHL Trade Deadline preview

Players to target before potential Feb. 25 moves

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

With the NHL Trade Deadline set for Monday at 3 p.m. ET, NHL.com has identified players to consider targeting in fantasy trades or on the waiver wire before potential moves happen in reality. Players who play for non-contending teams, have expiring contracts after this or next season and/or have underachieved based on preseason fantasy expectations have been included on this list. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

 

NOTE: Defenseman Erik Karlsson, a potential 2019 unrestricted free agent, and left wing Taylor Hall, a potential 2020 UFA, are examples of elite players unlikely to be traded before the deadline who have been excluded from this list. Matt Duchene, who has already been traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets, has been removed from this list. Yahoo rankings are as of Wednesday, Feb. 20.

 

FORWARDS

Chris Kreider, LW, NYR
Current Yahoo rank: 44
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2020

Artemi Panarin, LW, CBJ
Current Yahoo rank: 53
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2019

Micheal Ferland, LW/RW, CAR
Current Yahoo rank: 66
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2019

Kasperi Kapanen, RW, TOR
Current Yahoo rank: 136
Contract status: Potential RFA in 2019

Evgenii Dadonov, LW/RW, FLA
Current Yahoo rank: 168
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2020

Eric Staal, C, MIN
Current Yahoo rank: 171
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2019

Andreas Johnsson, LW/RW, TOR
Current Yahoo rank: 207
Contract status: Potential RFA in 2019

Jeff Carter, C, LAK
Current Yahoo rank: 287
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2022

Jordan Eberle, C/RW, NYI
Current Yahoo rank: 356
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2019

Ilya Kovalchuk, LW/RW, LAK
Current Yahoo rank: 409
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2021

Jason Spezza, C/RW, DAL
Current Yahoo rank: 423
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2019

Brandon Pirri, C/LW, VGK
Current Yahoo rank: 496
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2019

Andre Burakovsky, LW/RW, WSH
Current Yahoo rank: 559
Contract status: Potential RFA in 2019

Jesse Puljujarvi, RW, EDM
Current Yahoo rank: 670
Contract status: Potential RFA in 2019

 

DEFENSEMEN

Dougie Hamilton, CAR
Current Yahoo rank: 122
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2021

Justin Faulk, CAR
Current Yahoo rank: 134
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2020

Jake Gardiner, TOR
Current Yahoo rank: 255
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2019

Alec Martinez, LAK
Current Yahoo rank: 483
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2021

 

GOALIES

Sergei Bobrovsky, CBJ
Current Yahoo rank: 110
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2019

Jimmy Howard, DET
Current Yahoo rank: 184
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2019

Semyon Varlamov, COL
Current Yahoo rank: 160
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2019

Mike Smith, CGY
Current Yahoo rank: 281
Contract status: Potential UFA in 2019

 

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