NHL Trade Rumors: 10 Players Who Could Be Next After James Wisniewski
With the NHL trade deadline coming up teams around the league are trying to pick up that one missing player needed to make a playoff run.
The Montreal Canadians have already made their move by trading for James Wisniewski of the New York Islanders.
These are the top 10 players who could be traded.
10: Dwayne Roloson
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Where He'd Go: Nashville
The Deal: 2nd round draft pick, Eric Cole
Why They Need Him: Nashville's performance has been lackluster.
Roloson would be a good fit for their team until next year.
Roloson is getting old and is pushing for another season. Nashville may be able to not only help the Islanders out by clearing cap space for next year they would by improving their team for next year and Roloson would have the experience needed for its young goaltender to develop.
9: Brad Richards
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Where He'd Go: Philadelphia
The Deal: Jeff Carter, 1st round draft pick
Why They Need Him: If the Philadelphia Flyers put up a draft pick they may be able to pick up Richards.
Philadelphia has the defense it needs, now they need to improve their offense. Dallas does not look like they are getting any closer to signing him and rather then lose him to free agency they may just want to get something out of it.
8: Bryce Salvador
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Where He'd Go: Ducks
The Deal: Bobby Ryan, 3rd round draft pick
Why They Need Him: The Devils are struggling. They need to get something rolling.
Martin Brodeur is not the goalie he used to be and getting some help for him would not be a bad idea.
7: Alex Kovalev
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Where He'd Go: Atlanta
The Deal: Brent Sopel, 2nd round draft pick and 3rd round draft pick.
Why They Need Him: Ottawa needs defense and Atlanta has cap room; seems like a perfect fit.
Kovalev has not been producing. Ottawa is looking to rebuild so if they can get him things might turn out well for the Senators.
6: Roman Hamrlik
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Where He'd Go: Edmonton
The Deal: Sheldon Souray, 2nd round draft pick
Why They Need Him: Everyone forgot about Souray and he is a defenseman. The Canadians would be taking a gamble, but it's better than losing in the playoffs.
5: Olli Jokinen
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Where He'd Go: St. Louis
The Deal: Eric Brewer, 3rd round draft pick
Why They Need Him: Calgary has had a terrible start and needs to do something, anything to get them higher up in the rankings.
Jokinen is the ideal choice. Sure he is has done good in the past but he has not put up numbers since playing for Florida.
Calgary needs to cut their losses and get something out of it.
4: Dustin Penner
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Where He'd Go: Toronto
The Deal: Tomas Kaberle, 2nd round draft pick
Why They Need Him: Penner is good but has not lived up to what he would promise.
Toronto needs all the help they can get and Penner would be a big help. Kaberle's name has been thrown out in the trade rumors and Toronto has the money and the team.
3: Jason Spezza
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Where He'd Go: New York Rangers
The Deal: Todd White, 2nd or 3rd round draft pick
Why They Need Him: Although: Spezza is a good forward these days but its more about salary space than anything.
The Ottawa Senators are currently ranked 10th in the Eastern Conference and do have a chance for a playoff run, but it is not too likely.
If Ottawa trades Spezza, they can rebuild their team and make a comeback next year. The Rangers are up in the standings but in order to make a deep playoff run they will need more depth and that is what Spezza offers.
He has quick hands and speed. White has become an issue for the Rangers. He is not the player that they need. He has experience but the Rangers have that.
What they need is a power forward.
2: Jarome Iginla
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Where He'd Go: L.A. Kings
The Deal: 1st round draft pick (2011,2012), 2nd round draft pick
Why They Need Him: The Kings have a shot for a Stanley Cup.
Iginla would be a perfect fit and it would help the Flames make room for cap space. L.A. can not make any major trade for him the only thing I can see that The Flames would want is a goalie and I do not see L.A. giving up their star goalie Jonathan Quick.
The most the Flames can do is get some room for cap space next year.
1: Tomas Vokoun
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Where He'd Go: Tampa Bay
The Deal: Pavel Kubina,Dan Ellis
Why They Need Him: The Lighting have changed their entire team. Now they need a goalie.
Kubina is a good choice but if they add Ellis the deal would be sweetened. Vokoun is a good goaltender but Florida is not the best place to show his talent. He wants a ring and the Lighting are more then happy to try and offer one to him.