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The Hockey News Trade Deadline Issue 2019

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what’s in the roseau water?

WHEN CENTER AARON Huglen pulled off a lacrosse-style goal for Team USA at the summer’s Hlinka-Gretzky tournament, he put his considerable skill set on display in front of the entire hockey world. And while scouts marvel at the way the 2019 draft prospect can pull off moves like Pavel Datsyuk, the hands are no fluke, according to his coach with the Roseau Rams high school team in Minnesota. “Natural skill? Sure,” said Andy Lundbohm, who is also a math teacher at Roseau. “But he has spent his whole life honing his skills on the North Rink. His work ethic is tremendous, and his ability to create space is tremendous. He finishes, he sees the ice, and he has put this team on his back.” The North Rink is one of three indoor…

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vegas golden knights

NEEDS: The Golden Knights have the cap space to add a difference-maker on defense, but they’d have to be creative about keeping him in future seasons. A master blaster from the blueline would diversify their attack. AVAILABILITY: Vegas has nine picks in the first five rounds of the 2019 draft. It could sacrifice its top selection to acquire that ‘D’ depth. UFAs: B. Pirri (RW), R. Carpenter (RW), P-E Bellemare (C), O. Lindberg (LW), D. Engelland (D) TRADE BAIT: With so many forwards at their disposal and a few promising prospects almost ready, Vegas should trade a spare part like Oscar Lindberg, even if the return is only a late-round draft pick. The Knights should also consider selling high on Brandon Pirri. He’s lit it up in limited games and may have priced…

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carolina hurricanes

NEEDS: Despite the strong play of Sebastian Aho, the Canes need another high-end center. Goaltending has been an issue, too, with the Scott Darling experiment a clear misstep. AVAILABILITY: The Hurricanes have a plethora of right-shot defensemen, a valuable commodity. Brett Pesce is untouchable, but there are still some nice players in this cohort. UFAs: M. Ferland, (LW), J. Williams (RW), P. Mrazek (G), C. McElhinney (G), G. McKegg (C) TRADE BAIT: Dougie Hamilton can’t take this one personally. Though the top-end blueliner has been traded twice in three years, an exit from Carolina would have nothing to do with museum visits and more because he’s an attractive asset that could get the Hurricanes an important player (see: top-end center) in return. His contract is fairly cap friendly, too.…

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toronto maple leafs

NEEDS: The Leafs bolstered their top four on ‘D’ with experienced two-way stalwart Jake Muzzin. He’s a left shot, though. Will Toronto keep looking for a righty or have a lefty play the right side? AVAILABILITY: Toronto has an abundance of youthful talent, both on their roster (Kasperi Kapanen, Andreas Johnsson) and among their futures. UFAs: J. Gardiner (D), R. Hainsey (D), P. Lindholm (LW), M. Marincin (D) TRADE BAIT: It’s strange that their most tradable commodity would be a defenseman given they just acquired one, but 19-year-old Timothy Liljegren is already a second-year pro with a Calder Cup to his name. The Leafs’ Stanley Cup window is wide open at the moment and they would be able to deal Liljegren and still have 2018 first-rounder Rasmus Sandin.…

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welcome to the world of more

Dear readers, The 2018 Trade Deadline Preview was my first issue as owner and publisher of The Hockey News. Alex Tuch of the Vegas Golden Knights graces the cover, emphatically celebrating, the home crowd cheering its approval in the background. The word “JACKPOT!” stretches across the front page, a call-out to the expansion team’s historic season. Now picture me, in the same Alex Tuch pose, screaming “JACKPOT!” after I successfully closed the deal to purchase The Hockey News, on my third attempt to do so. I was that excited. The editorial team must have seen the similarities between Tuch’s exuberance and mine – they had the cover and my first Publisher’s Letter framed, then presented it to me. It now hangs on the wall over my desk. As thrilled as I was, I…

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colorado avalanche

NEEDS: They yearn for secondary scorers. ‘The New Best Line in Hockey,’ Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen, pots an incredible 48 percent of the Avs’ goals. AVAILABILITY: If GM Joe Sakic decides to get aggressive, he does have quite a stable of blueline prospects. Would he part with Cale Makar or Conor Timmins? UFAs: S. Varlamov (G), C. Wilson (RW), P. Nemeth (D), G. Bourque (LW) TRADE BAIT: As a true bubble team, the Avs might have to play chicken with the deadline and decide their path at the last minute based on the standings. If they’re in danger of missing out, they have to consider moving UFA Semyon Varlamov. He’d be a fine rental – a No. 1 for a goalie-starved team, an injury replacement or a luxury No. 2…