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Custance: Top 20 Rental Players

Craig Custance of ESPN: Custance put together a list of the top 20 rental players that could be available at this year’s trade deadline or before.

“You can’t let players walk,” said one NHL source. “If you’re going to lose players, you have to get something.”

1. Corey Perry – $5.3 million. Asking price could be a roster player, 1st round pick and a good prospect.

2. Daniel Alfredsson – $4.9 million. Asking price could be a 1st round pick, B-level prospect and conditional draft pick based on playoff success.

3. David Clarkson – $2.7 million. Asking price could be a 1st round pick and a prospect. Source added, “You only try to do that if you think you can re-sign him.

4. Jarome Iginla – $7 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a Grade A prospect and a 2nd round that becomes a 1st if the team wins the cup.

5. Mike Ribeiro – $5 million with a no-trade clause. Asking price could be a 1st round pick and a B-level prospect.

6. Mike Smith – $2 million. Asking price could be a 1st round pick and a prospect.

7. Mark Streit – $4.1 million. Asking price could be a A-level prospect and a 2nd round pick.

8. Jaromir Jagr – $4.6 million. Asking price could be a 2nd or 3rd round pick.

9. Lubomir Visnovsky – $5.6 million. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick.

10. Clarke MacArthur – $3.3 million. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick and good prospect.

11. Dustin Penner – $3.3 million. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick.

12. Brenden Morrow – $4.1 million with a no-trade clause. Asking price could be a B-level prospect plus a conditional pick based on playoff success.

13. Sergei Gonchar – $5.5 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick, or more if multiple teams are interested.

14. Milan Hejduk – $2 million with a no-movement clause.  Asking price could be a 3rd round pick.

15. Steve Sullivan – $2.6 million. Asking price could be a conditional 2nd round pick.

16. Ian White – $2.9 million. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick.

17. Nate Thompson – $900,000. Asking price could be a 2nd round pick.

18. Stephen Weiss – $3.1 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a 3rd round pick that becomes a 2nd if team re-signs him. Would give the team more time to re-sign him.

19. Robyn Regehr – $4 million with a no-movement clause. Asking price could be a B-level prospect plus a 4th round draft pick.

20. Nik Antropov – $4 million with a modified no-trade clause. Asking price could be a 3rd round pick.

10 Comments

  1. Jose

    March 7, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    So Maatta and a 1st for Iginla like everyone on HF board is proposing?

  2. Mike

    March 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Makes absolutely no sense to give up a good prospect and pick for a guy that could walk at the end of the season.

  3. hotwings

    March 7, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I think it does make sense… Iginla can push Pitts over the edge in terms of getting to the cup final. Most likely they will have to get thru Boston, and this could be the deciding factor. You only get a player like Iginla and give up a pick+prospect if you have a good shot at winning the cup… Thats a good price to pay to win the cup…

    Also, it’s not like Iginla is in some hockey backwater… Pitts is one of the best orgs to play for… Iginla could resurge his career there and who knows, might play another 4 years there… The chances of him walking are always there, but if your Pitts, you gotta go for this guy if you want to elevate yourself above Chicago and Boston..

    On a side note.. aside from the possible rebuilds and fire sales in Calgary/Wash/Buff/Florida… I’m hoping we will see more “hockey deals” like we did last year… ie: n.schultz for tom gilbert, etc..

  4. Nick

    March 7, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    I do not understand the asking for iginla… pens gave up a 3rd liner and 4th liner, and B prospect and a first round pick for Marian hossa, who was a free agent, but was in the middle of his prime as well as dupuis… how does giving up what seems more due to the high price prospect and a first round pick for a guy who is 35… i disagree with a lot of these asking prices

  5. Jose

    March 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    I’d give up one of our D prospects and a 1st for Iginla in a heartbeat. I don’t see an issue here. Hell, I’d throw in Kennedy too.

  6. hotwings

    March 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    … and the pens survived the hossa trade and won the cup the next year nevertheless…

    the asking prices are fair.. iginla and alfie are basically poster boys for what ppl talk about when adding the final piece… vets with leadership and excellent scoring ability… i dont think calgary will move him to the pens though… im leaning to jay feaster staying to his ship wrecked course..

  7. Flames4ever

    March 7, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Iggy has been such an amazing player for the Flames organization. On and off the ice a leader and class act. I would love to see Iggy hoist the cup and unfortunately I know it won’t happen here in Calgary. Iggy holds is own fate as he has a no-trade clause. That being said if he goes to management and asks for the trade I would love to see him back on a line with Crosby. Either or any team would be lucky to have him

  8. Phil

    March 7, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    I wouldnt trust Jay Feaster to make me cereal..let alone start a rebuild.

  9. Dean

    March 7, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Where’s hainsey? Oduya brought the jets a 2nd and 3rd at the deadline last year. Chevy is to smart to let his UFA’s walk for nothing…

  10. Mike

    March 8, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I was curious to see that Stephen Weiss is still on this list. Then I noticed that the source was from ESPN. Must have wrote his list in between Basketball Highlights.