2020-21 Trade Deadline

Buyer Beware: Players to avoid at the 2020-21 trade deadline

Smart teams can make out like bandits at the trade deadline, pilfering the dregs of the league to bolster the margins on their roster without suffering a bidding war.

Rental deals almost always represent fraught gambles, and minimizing the assets one surrenders for a player who might ultimately play very few games in your uniform is critical. Having first looked at the players I thought would make smart targets based on their statistical profiles, skillsets, and market value, the time has come to play Debbie Downer and run through the players on the opposite end of that spectrum. Visuals here are my own Player Cards, explained here, which present data from TopDownHockey’s player evaluation models.

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2020-21 Trade Deadline Anaheim Ducks Arizona Coyotes Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Calgary Flames Detroit Red Wings Los Angeles Kings Minnesota Wild New Jersey Devils New York Islanders Ottawa Senators Pittsburgh Penguins San Jose Sharks St. Louis Blues Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks NHL Andreas Athanasiou Sam Bennett Patrice Bergeron Nick Bonino Jonas Brodin Blake Coleman Lawson Crouse Devan Dubnyk Anton Forsberg Luke Glendening Barclay Goodrow Mike Hoffman Hampus Lindholm Josh Manson Brandon Montour Kyle Palmieri Rickard Rakell Rasmus Ristolainen Jared Spurgeon Jordan Staal Brandon Sutter Miles Wood
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