NHL Rumors: Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers and the Top 20 NHL Trade Targets

The Wild seeks offensive help

Michael Russo: Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin admits seeking offensive aid. He hopes they can find it internally before going externally.

Guerin said they are still deciding what is best for striker Marco Rossi. They debate whether temporarily moving to Iowa from the AHL is in his best interests.

Ryan Reaves called for a trade and the Rangers now fit Patrick Kane

Vince Z. Mercogliano: A source says Ryan Reaves asked the New York Rangers for a trade when they were in Los Angeles.

The Rangers moved quickly and dropped his $1.75 million cap hit. They will build cap space leading up to the deadline.

Vince Z. Mercogliano: Hypothetically, the Rangers now have room to acquire Patrick Kane, with the Chicago Blackhawks keeping 50 percent of his salary and not having to bring in a third team to keep salary.

Top 20 NHL Trade Goals

Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff: Looking at the top 20 players available who could be available before the deadline.

1 Bo Horvat – Vancouver Canucks – pending UFA – $5.5 million – Possible attacks include the Avalanche, Red Wings, Bruins and Oilers.

2. Patrick Kane – Chicago Blackhawks – pending UFA – $10.5 million

3. Jonathan Toews – Chicago Blackhawks – pending UFA – $10.5 million

4. Jakob Chychrun – Arizona Coyotes – two more years – $4.6 million

5. John Klingberg – Dallas Stars – pending UFA – $7 million – No trade until January 1.

6. Timo Meier – San Jose Sharks – Pending RFA – $6 million cap hit, and owed a $10 million qualifying bid.

7. Anthony Duclair – Florida Panthers – one year to go – $3 million – The Panthers don’t have the leeway to activate him from the IR at this time.

8. Vladislav Gavrikov – Columbus Blue Jackets – UFA pending – $2.8 million – Can they get him a first and third or more?

9. Sean Walker – Los Angeles Kings – pending UFA – $2.8 million

10. Erik Karlsson – San Jose Sharks – four more years – $11.5 million

11. Jack Roslovic – Columbus Blue Jackets – one year to go – $4 million

12. Nick Jensen – Washington Capitals – pending UFA – $2.5 million

13. Andreas Athanasiou – Chicago Blackhawks – pending UFA – $3 million

14. Shayne Gostisbehere – Arizona Coyotes – pending UFA – $4.5 million

15. James Reimer – San Jose Sharks – pending UFA – $2.25 million

16. Brock Boeser – Vancouver Canucks – two more years – $6.65 million

17. Max Domi – Chicago Blackhawks – pending UFA – $3 million

18. Ryan Reaves – New York Rangers – pending UFA – $1.75 million

19. Sean Monahan – Montreal Canadiens – pending UFA – $6.375 million

20. Kasperi Kapanen – Pittsburgh Penguins – one year to go – $3.2 million

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