First, a note on who is not on this list of the top 20 NHL trade targets.
Sure, it would be fun and make for better headlines to put Steven Stamkos at the top of this list considering he doesn’t have a new contract and will soon hit the market. But the Tampa Bay Lightning are surging and re-establishing themselves as Stanley Cup favorites. Stamkos has a no-movement clause and doesn’t want to go anywhere. All indications are that GM Steve Yzerman doesn’t want to move him. So he’s off.
And what about P.K. Subban?