While the NHL trade deadline generally lacks the intrigue of its NBA counterpart, the 2019 deadline is still shaping up to become one of the very active coping periods in years. Sportsbooks are getting in on the fun by offering chances on the trade bait that could be changing addresses at the foreseeable future.
BetOnline has introduced prop specials for five commerce applicants: Artemi Panarin, Sergei Bobrovsky, Dougie Hamilton, Mark Stone and Matt Duchene. Here's a look at the likelihood of every man getting dealt before the deadline on February 25.
Panarin and Bobrovsky
Due to the impending unrestricted free service of Panarin and Bobrovsky, pretty much everyone and their dog in Columbus knew this was going to become a make-or-break year for the Blue Jackets. With both Russians showing little to no interest in returning to the Jackets, it wouldn't be surprising to see Columbus ship at least among these out of town though the Blue Jackets have a 33-23-3 SU record at February 20.
The Blue Jackets will be expecting a major drag for Panarin, who has 67 points in 56 games this year. The Avalanche, Islanders, Panthers, Predators and Sharks would be the likeliest suitors for the winger. Bobrovsky has struggled in his contract , but a change of scenery could assist the goaltender bounce back into his own all-star caliber. From the two, Panarin is your considerably larger trade target.
Duchene and Stone
Pretty much everything that could've gone wrong went wrong for the Ottawa Senators in the last year, and they currently own the team's worst album (22-32-5) as a outcome. The Duchene commerce with Colorado is looking like one of the more lopsided trades lately, since the Avs own the Sens' first-round pick in the upcoming draft. Unless Duchene is re-signed before the trade deadline, then he'll be on a brand new team for the stretch run of the effort.
Stone continues to be with the Senators business since becoming chosen in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, however his time with the team will soon be coming to a conclusion. Recent reports suggest Stone has a better chance to re-sign with all the Senators than Duchene, but because of the apparently constant turmoil in Ottawa, no one would blame him if he chose to sign with a different squad in the summer. If the Senators can't re-up him at the forthcoming weeks, he could bring a great return.
A Boston Bruins draft pick from the 2011 draft, Hamilton is already on his third NHL team in his seventh year in the pros. The Carolina Hurricanes are deep on the blue line but lack scoring punch up front, and Hamilton is the only defenseman on the roster who is signed this year.
There is no lack of teams lacking defensive thickness around the league, so it would not be a shock if Hamilton is shipped out to get a forward before February 25.