Prospect Ramblings – Prospects to target at your trade deadline

Pat Quinn




Prospects to target at the trade deadline.


Alright these ramblings will be tough to write as I have no idea how your league works and what prospect limits your league can have. I will list a bunch of higher level prospects you should target if you are rebuilding and selling off your vets for young players, and potential “throw ins” that may be great additions down the line.



Sure Bets (that you can get as some are likely un-moveable like Quinn Hughes to a Canucks fan):


Eeli Tolvanen – With his AHL production lower than most anticipate, plus Nashville wanting players who grind instead of score in their bottom nine, ET could be a prime target for a GM that is giving up on him.


Henrik Borgstrom – Playing in the Panthers bottom six, and the Panthers being perpetually mediocre, makes people forget how good Borgstrom is. Only obtain him if you can wait, also Tallon may trade him to a team he can flourish because he is Dale Tallon.


Robert Thomas – Production isn’t there but the talent is. He will take a bit to break through. If you can get him and sit on him do it.


Erik Brannstrom – His post-WJC production is way down, now is your time to pounce.


Adam Boqvist – Lost of people are not talking about him, so get him while he is forgotten.


Igor Shestyorkin – He can come over to the Rangers this off-season, take the risk.


Jordan Kyrou – Kills the AHL when he is down there, gets no minutes in the NHL. When given a chance he will do great.


Martin Necas – No one is paying attention to him, his AHL production is ok, go get him.


Drake Batherson – Before he starts to produce in the NHL after the trade deadline with Dzingle and Duchene gone he will be in the AHL. You have a week to grab him before he becomes expensive.


Filip Zadina – Lots of talk about how Montreal and Ottawa made the right picks, while he is in the AHL playing great for a first year under 20 player the production isn’t there. He is ripe for the picking.


Sam Steel – Great young player who is really flying under the radar.


Morgan Frost – Sitting second in the OHL in points and had a great tournament for Canada (when allowed on the ice). Kid will be a top six player soon.


Kirill Kaprizov – Fantasy GMs can be weary he will not come over, but he will, and he will be a star in Minnesota.


Vitali Kravtsov – Thankfully his KHL stats do not show how great he has been, if you can get him in a deal he will be a Ranger in 2019-2020.


Kristain Vesalainen – The Jets had no room for him to put up points but if he is given an opportunity he will produce. He is doing great in the KHL right now.


Nick Suzuki – His OHL stats are down a bit and he did not stand out in the WJC, grab him if you can.


Barrett Hayton – Hayton has been fantastic for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Many forget he was selected fifth overall and he fell in a lot of drafts. Take a chance.


Filip Chytil – Currently not producing and getting low ice time, Chytil has too much skill to not get points forever. He is just getting used to the NHL. Do not wait too long to trade for Chytil.


Grigori Denisenko – So much skill, he will become a top six NHLer. Plus with Tallon as GM if he has a bad +/- and doesn’t produce right away he will be traded to a spot where he can flourish.


Ty Smith – Huge pick for New Jersey in 2018 and is running over the WHL. If you can get him do it.



Throw Ins (boom/bust targets):


Joshua Ho-Sang – The skill is there but he needs a team to trust him.


Sasha Chmelevski – Somehow the Sharks got him in the sixth round and he is playing fantastic AGAIN in the OHL. The differe