Prospect Rambling – Potential Prospects for the Trade Deadline – Part 2

Pat Quinn




Welcome to the Thursday prospect ramblings. This week I will go over what teams I think will make deals to make the playoffs as they assume they are in. Same format as two weeks ago, so a couple notes.


Also, #GoodTweet of the week:

{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Only about 1000 games to go on that contract as well…. <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; Pat Quinn (not that one) (@FHPQuinn) <a href=””>February 15, 2020</a></blockquote>{/source}


NOTE: Wow I was wrong about Addison from Pittsburgh. I think I should have flipped him and Poulin





First the trades that went down recently, my opinions (which are the best opinions):



Jason Zucker for Galchenyuk, Addison and a conditional first (2020):

  • Great deal for both sides. The late first is key but Addison could become a legit #1PP QB to work for years with Kaprizov



Andy Green for a second (2021) and David Quenneville”

  • Only Lou would use a second on Greene and was the key to the deal. Quenneville likely will not be more than an AHL dman



Blake Coleman for Nolan Foote and Vancouver’s conditional first (2020):

  • Coleman is a great bottom-six player that produces like a second liner on a great deal and to move him the Devils got the better of either 2020 or 2021 first round picks and Nolan Foote, who is a good offensive player the Devils need in the system. I have never been that big of a fan of Foote but he has improved this year no doubt



Tyler Toffoli for Tyler Madden, Tim Schaller, a second (2020) and a conditional fourth (2022)

  • A pretty steep price if Toffoli will produce like he has been limited to produce in LA. If he can get back to the 30 goal ways it will be a good deal. Slightly expensive… probably but I am not as high n Madden as others



Julien Gauthier for Joey Keane

  • Yep



Dylan DeMelo for a third (2020)

  • Jets get stability on the back end for a cheap price



Brenden Dillon for a second (2020) and a conditional third (2021)

  • I do not get it because then Siegenthaler becomes the odd-man out, no chance for Djoos or Fehervary to get back in, and does not address the Capitals need for depth scoring

{source}<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Just what the Caps need. Less scoring help <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; Pat Quinn (not that one) (@FHPQuinn) <a href=””>February 18, 2020</a></blockquote>{/source}



Marco Scandella for a second (2020) and a fourth (2021)

  • LOL at Montreal getting a better return for Scandella than Buffalo



Denis Malgin for Mason Marchment

  • I would 1000000% rather have Malgin, but Tallon gonna Tallon



Alex Martinez for two seconds (2020 & 2021)

  • At least the Kings are FINALLY rebuilding and Vegas gets a good top four defenseman





Alright, now on to trade deadline teams




  • Rasmus Sandin
  • Timothy Liljegren
  • Nicholas Robertson
  • Pierre Engvall – Signed a nice deal and will be a very good bottom six winger
  • Ilya Mikheyev – His play might price him out of Toronto for 2020-2021 but he will be a huge add for playoffs


Likely to be moved if a deal were to happen:

  • I think the Leafs would move a lot of prospects, as they are quite deep and keep moving guys that cannot move in to the top six for upgrades all over
  • Jeremy Bracco – Being out for personal reasons and in the rumour mill, the writing may be on the wall. He should become a good middle-six winger though
  • Dmytro Timashov
  • Egor Korshkov
  • Mikhail Abramov




  • Joel Farabee
  • Morgan Frost
  • Bobby Brink
  • Cam York
  • Yegor Zamula
    • I mean how do you move any of the five listed above????
  • Jay O’Brien – The Flyers likely will not give up on the recent first round pick


Likely to be moved if a deal were to happen:

  • Let me be honest, it is the Flyers they could move literally anyone and no one would be that surprised
  • Isaac Ratcliffe
  • German Rubtsov – A team would be smart to nab him from the Flyers
  • Mikhail Vorobyev
  • Nicolas Aubé-Kubel


New York Islanders


  • Kieffer Bellows
  • Simon Holmström – As an 18-year old AHL player he looks not good but he is in fact very good. Will need time to develop as he should be back in Europe
  • Oliver Wahlstrom
  • Noah Dobson
  • Ilya Sorokin


Likely to be moved if a deal were to happen:

  • It is Lou so anyone can be moved for old grinders ha
  • Sebastian Aho – HE SHOULD BE IN THE NHL
  • Bode Wilde – Recently sent to the CHL after not being good in the AHL, hopefully he regains his confidence
  • Joshua Ho-Sang – Someone please save him
  • Ruslan Iskhakov
  • Mitchell Vande Sompel
  • Otto Koivula




  • Dominik Bokk – Stole him from St. Louis and by the way how bad has Faulk been. Will NHL teams stop trading with Carolina soon?
  • Jake Bean – Will soon be a top four NHL scoring defenseman
  • Ryan Suzuki
  • Jamieson Rees
  • Stelio Mattheos
  • Patrik Puistola
  • Janne Kuokkanen
  • Anttoni Honka – They will wait to see if he can hit that high ceiling instead of moving him
  • Jack Drury


Likely to be moved if a deal were to happen:

  • I really do not think Carolina will do anything crazy, but they may move a few players
  • Chase Priskie – Recently signed but the Hurricanes have plenty of depth on defense
  • Oliwer Kaski
  • Janne Kuokkanen – A good future bottom six winger for a team
  • Eetu Luostarinen




  • Ty Dellandrea – Soon to be very good NHL third line centre
  • Jason Robertson – A skilled top six winger (random note, I routinely mix up Jason Robertson and Jason Dickinson because they are both named Jason and their last names are nine letters)
  • Denis Gurianov – Already in the top six/nine and I doubt they would move him
  • Jason Dickinson
  • Thomas Harley (aka Harley Thomas)
  • Jake Oettinger


Likely to be moved if a deal were to happen:

  • Colton Point
  • Gavin Bayreuther
  • Adam Mascherin
  • Riley Tufte
  • Joel L’Esperance




  • Bowen Byram – No chance
  • Martin Kaut
  • Justus Annunen – Based on the team need for goaltending depth
  • With the recent string of injuries these three above may be the only untouchables in the system


Likely to be moved if a deal were to happen:

  • Shane Bowers – An addition great piece in the Duchene/Turris deal could be intriguing for other teams
  • Connor Timmins
    • Only have Bowers and Timmins on here because I think the Avs may be desperate
  • Vladislav Kamenev – His time in Colorado really has not worked out due to injury and hopefully he can get a fresh start some where new
  • Sampo Ranta
  • Adam Werner
  • Alex Beaucage


Las Vegas


  • Peyton Krebs – Zero chance he is moved (….watch me be wrong haha)
  • Nicolas Hague
  • Jimmy Schuldt


Likely to be moved if a deal were to happen:

  • Vegas may be inclined to go all in with a lot of the team being older
  • Jake Bischoff
  • Ivan Morozov
  • Nicolas Roy – Likely kept as a depth piece but he may be moved if the deal was right
  • Lucas Elvenes – Started great in the AHL but has cooled off recently, would still be a nice get for a team with more room on the NHL squad
  • Pavel Dorofeyev – Everyone seems to underrate his skill but he can easily become a top nine NHL winger
  • Jack Dugan
  • Jake Leschyshyn




  • Nils Höglander – First round talent nabbed in round two, a definite keep
  • Vasili Podkolzin
  • Michael DiPietro
  • Nikita Tryamkin – Canucks really want him back; I doubt they want to move him


Likely to be moved if a deal were to happen:

  • Jonah Gadjovich
  • Zack MacEwen
  • Olli Juolevi – The Canucks may move the blueliner to give him a fresh start, though he can still be a reliable top four defenseman
  • Jack Rathbone
  • Brogan Rafferty – Has been great in the AHL and may be used as a piece to move
  • Jett Woo
  • I just get this gut feeling that if the Canucks can trade a top prospect to improve the team they will this season. They seem all in right now


On the cusp / I have already written too much

  • Edmonton
  • Calgary
  • Arizona
  • Winnipeg
  • Nashville
  • Florida





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Name Fantasy Upside NHL Certainty
Topi Rönni 6.5 6.5
Martin Pospisil 5.0 8.5
Hunter Brzustewicz 7.5 8.5
Marshall Rifai 4.0 6.0
Oskari Salminen 3.0 3.0
Arnaud Durandeau 5.5 4.0
Tyce Thompson 5.5 5.5
Beck Malenstyn 2.5 5.5
Hendrix Lapierre 7.5 9.0
Ivan Miroshnichenko 8.5 9.0