Three New York Rangers are listed in the top 15 on the NHL Trade Bait Board

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October 14, 2021; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers center Ryan Strome (16) looks back at Dallas Stars left wing Michael Raffl (18) in the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL Trade Bait Tracker for the 2021-22 season has been updated.

Now that Jack Eichel has landed at the Vegas Golden Knights, the top name on the list is Vladimir Tarasenko from St. Louis Blues. But the awaiting UFA Phil Kessel is a close second place because he can be obtained immediately.

Other top names include Flames Johnny Gaudreau and Tomas Hertl from Sharks. They are just two of 12 pending UFAs on the list.

Stay tuned to us throughout the season as we will be updating this list regularly.

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# 1 Vladimir Tarasenko (F), St. Louis Blues
Trading status: Available
Destinations: NYR, PHI, NYI, BIM
Comments: Tarasenko does not want to talk about his exchange request, but despite a strong start for the Blues, he still wants to be moved.
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# 2 Phil Kessel (F), Arizona Coyotes
Trading status: Available
Destinations: FLA, LAK, SEA, NYR, PIT
Notes: Kessel has asked to move to Vegas, but they can not accept him right now. He is currently nursing an injury and is likely a first-class trade deadline rental.

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# 3 Johnny Gaudreau (F), Calgary Flames
Trading status: TBD
Destinations: PHI, NJD
Notes: There were some thoughts that the Flames would extend him this summer, but it never happened. Gaudreau has told the press that he is not talking about his contract.
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# 4 Thomas Hertl (C), San Jose Sharks
Trading status: TBD
Destinations: NYR, SEA, CBJ
Comments: Hertl is a awaiting UFA with a history of knee injuries. He is open to a deal with the Sharks, but made it a point that he will play for a winner. He could be moved by the trade deadline.
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# 5 Vitali Kravtsov (F), New York Rangers
Trading status: Available
Destinations: OTT, MTL, CGY, DET, AZ
Notes: The 21-year-old former 9th overall choice in 2018 Draft is in the KHL and awaiting a replacement of the NYR organization. GM Chris Drury wants a top view back.
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# 6 Joonas Korpisalo (G), Columbus blue jackets
Trading status: Available
Destinations: EDM, AZ, NJD
Notes: Columbus committed to Elvis Merzlikins as their # 1, Korpisalo is now useless. He could be a trading deadline hire.
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# 7 Filip Forsberg (F), Nashville Predators
Trading status:
TBD
Destinations: NYR
Notes: Nashville would like to sign him, but the striker is not interested in breach of contract now. He is a name to look for at the trade deadline. It is said that NYR is looking at him.
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# 8 Mark Giordano (D), Seattle Kraken
Trading status: TBD
Destinations: NYR, BOS, PIT, TOR, DAL, MIN
Notes: GM Ron Francis has already said he is not against dealing with the veteran. He wants to be a UFA so he is an excellent hire.
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# 9 Claude Giroux (C), Philadelphia Flyers
Trading status: TBD
Destinations: TBD
Notes: With Giroux a pending UFA and Flyers not speaking contract until the end of the season, he is a first-class deal with deadline rentals.
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# 10 PK Subban (D), New Jersey Devils
Trading status: Available
Destinations: BOS, FLA, TBL, CAR, CGY
Notes: The Devils gave Dougie Hamilton a big contract and word is that Subban will be moved by this trade deadline before becoming a UFA.
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# 11 Marc-Andre Fleury (G), Chicago Blackhawks
Trading status: TBD
Destinations: EDM, PIT, VGK
Comments: MAF probably regrets its decision not to retire now. He can still do that, but a trade on deadline is probably now with the Hawks heading for the basement.
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# 12 Reilly Smith (F), Vegas Golden Knights
Trading status:
TBD
Destinations: NYR, MTL, TOR, STL
Notes: The Knights will eventually have to swap salaries out to pass on Jack Eichel and other players returning from LTIR. Pending UFA Smith is likely to be relocated.
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# 13 Alexandar Georgiev (G), New York Rangers
Trading status: Available
Destinations: BUF, AZ, DET
Comments: Georgiev might want a crack as a starter and Rangers are still buying him. NY has Keith Kinkaid as backup for the season if an agreement is reached. His value decreases with each start.
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# 14 Andrew Copp (F), Winnipeg Jets
Trading status: TBD
Destinations: TBD
Notes: Team monitors situation with Copp and Jets. It is likely that he will be extended before he reaches UFA status. If he is available, Copp climbs the list.
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# 15 Ryan Strome (F), New York Rangers
Trading status: Available
Destinations: OTT, SEA, VGK
Notes: Strome is unlikely to be relocated at this time. Depending on where they are in the position comes the trade deadline, he may be hired due to his pending UFA status. Rangers are cut next season.
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