Top 20 NHL trade deadline candidates: How many stars are on the move?

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The NHL trade deadline started slow, but more and more names are falling off the board and we get close to the 3:00 p.m. ET cut-off time.

Two of the biggest names, Kevin Shattenkirk and Ben Bishop, had already moved prior to Wednesday, while others such as Michael Stone, Brian Boyle and Martin Hanzal also had been moved already.

Still, there were some players still on the board on Wednesday.

So, who else could be on the move?

Here’s a look at our top 20 remaining players who are candidates to be traded by March 1, with updates as news breaks.

Matt Duchene
Age on deadline: 26
Position: Centre
Salary cap hit: $6 million
Contract Status: Under contract through 2018-19

The 2016-17 Avalanche could potentially end up being an historically bad team, which could result in a fire sale. The Penguins, Hurricanes, Predators and Canadiens are among the many teams reportedly interested in the top-line centre.

“Joe Sakic is wanting as many as three pieces: a top draft pick, a prospect, and maybe even a top defenceman,” Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos said earlier this month. “That is what is on his wish list of getting someone back.”

Curtis Lazar
Age on deadline: 22
Position: Centre
Salary cap hit: $894,167
Contract Status: RFA after 2016-17 season

With the recent moves the Sens pulled off, have they left any room to keep Lazar around? The offensive side of his game hasn’t developed the way Ottawa management had envisioned and it appears he’s more expendable now than ever.

(UPDATE: Lazar was dealt to the Calgary Flames just prior to the deadline)

Gabriel Landeskog
Age on deadline: 24
Position: Left Winger
Salary cap hit: $5.57 million
Contract Status: Under contract through 2020-21

Landeskog is another high profile player the Avs could move if they go through with shaking up the franchise and, just like the situation with Duchene, it won’t be cheap to acquire him. The Bruins have been high on Landeskog.

Kyle Quincey
Age on deadline: 31
Position: Defenceman
Salary cap hit: $1.25 million
Contract Status: UFA after 2016-17 season

For any team in the market for a veteran blueliner, similar to how the Pittsburgh Penguins targeted Ron Hainsey, Quincey is a viable option.

(UPDATE: Quincey was traded to the Blue Jackets Wednesday afternoon.)

Thomas Vanek
Age on deadline: 33
Position: Right Winger
Salary cap hit: $2.6 million
Contract Status: UFA after 2016-17 season

Vanek is having a bounce back season in Detroit after two underwhelming years with the Wild. Vanek is on track to reach the 20-goal plateau for the 11th time in his career. The Austrian has been steady with six points in eight games this month.

(UPDATE: Vanek was traded to the Panthers Wednesday afternoon.)

Mikhail Grigorenko
Age on deadline: 22
Position: Centre
Salary cap hit: $1.3 million
Contract Status: RFA after 2016-17 season

Grigorenko was one of the main pieces the Avs received in the 2015 Ryan O’Reilly trade but he has yet to live up to his potential. Perhaps a fresh start in a new city would be best for both the player and team.

Jaroslav Halak
Age on deadline: 31
Position: Goalie
Salary cap hit: $4.5 million
Contract Status: Under contract through 2017-18

The Islanders have been trying to move Halak for some time but it’s a difficult contract to get rid of. Halak has been on a hot streak in the AHL and is generating some interest from teams looking to fortify talent in their crease.

Radim Vrbata
Age on deadline: 35
Position: Right Winger
Salary cap hit: $1 million
Contract Status: UFA after 2016-17 season

Vrbata leads the Coyotes in points and any team who was interested in Eaves will be eyeing the Czech winger.

Jarome Iginla
Age on deadline: 39
Position: Right Winger
Salary cap hit: $5.3 million
Contract Status: UFA after 2016-17 season

No one, not even Iginla himself, wants to see the veteran winger finish this season in an Avalanche uniform.

“I would like to, at the deadline, go somewhere,” he said earlier this month. “I would like to be in the playoffs. I would hope that there is some opportunity to go and play in the playoffs. Those are the best games, the most fun for sure, and you have a chance to win. So no, I haven’t given up on that chance to win.”

(UPDATE: Iginla was traded to the Kings Wednesday afternoon)

Marc-Andre Fleury
Age on deadline: 32
Position: Goalie
Salary cap hit: $5.75 million
Contract Status: Under contract through 2018-19

Is the 2003 first-overall pick’s time with the Penguins coming to an end? He sounded unclear of what the future might hold following a 44-save shutout.

Marian Gaborik
Age on deadline: 35
Position: Right Winger
Salary cap hit: $4.875 million
Contract Status: Signed through 2020-21 season

Gaborik was acquired by the Kings prior to the 2014 deadline but they might be regretting the seven-year contract they gave him a few months later.

Patrick Sharp
Age on deadline: 35
Position: Right Winger
Salary cap hit: $5.9 million
Contract Status: UFA after 2016-17 season

Sharp’s salary cap hit isn’t ideal but his 142 games of post-season experience is valuable at this time of the year.

P.A. Parenteau
Age on deadline: 33
Position: Right Winger
Salary cap hit: $1.25 million
Contract Status: UFA after 2016-17 season

Parenteau knows there’s a chance he could join his sixth team since 2012.

“I went through it last year,” Parenteau said. “I was having a really good year and I didn’t get traded. Who knows? The market changes every year. I’m aware of my age, and when I sign a one-year deal like that, if the team is going to be out of playoff contention, there’s a chance I get moved.”

(UPDATE: Parenteau was traded to the Predators Wednesday afternoon)

Riley Sheahan
Age on deadline: 25
Position: Centre
Salary cap hit: $2.075 million
Contract Status: RFA after 2017-18 season

The Leafs have shown interest in Sheahan but going to Toronto is less likely now with the team acquiring Boyle. Several other teams have shown interest in the forward, however, despite the fact he’s in the midst of a down year.

Cody Franson
Age on deadline: 29
Position: Defenceman
Salary cap hit: $3.325 million
Contract Status: UFA after 2016-17 season

With Shattenkirk off the board, Franson is one of the few right-shot blueliners who could be a serviceable rental.

Jannik Hansen
Age on deadline: 30
Position: Winger
Salary cap hit: $2.5 million
Contract Status: Signed through 2017-18 season

(UPDATE: Hansen was traded to the Sharks late Tuesday)

Anthony Duclair
Age on deadline: 21
Position: Winger
Salary cap hit: $772,500
Contract Status: RFA after 2016-17 season

Duclair has already been traded once in his career and his name has been brought up lately despite the fact he’s having a down year.

Dmitry Kulikov
Age on deadline: 26
Position: Defenceman
Salary cap hit: $4,333,333
Contract Status: UFA after 2016-17 season

Kulikov hasn’t been great this year but there are teams out there that still see his upside.

Ryan Miller
Age on deadline: 36
Position: Goalie
Salary cap hit: $6 million
Contract Status: UFA after 2016-17 season

By moving Burrows to the Senators it appears the Canucks are ready to go into full sell mode and some teams have been calling about the veteran netminder.

(UPDATE: John Shannon reports the Canucks will no longer trade Miller before the deadline)

Evander Kane
Age on deadline: 25
Position: Left Winger
Salary cap hit: $5.25 million
Contract Status: Under contract through 2017-18

The Sabres aren’t actively shopping Kane and why would they? Kane had seven goals in the past seven games heading into Tuesday’s action and is finally playing the way the team had envisioned he’d play when they acquired him from the Jets in 2015. However, the fact Sabres GM Tim Murray recently dropped the “I wouldn’t rule it out [if the right offer came along]” cliché bomb will likely result in Buffalo getting calls.