Late in the offseason, the Ottawa Senators acquired Derek Stepan from the Arizona Coyotes to add some veteran presence to their roster. However, so far Stepan hasn’t looked too good in Ottawa, having one goal and four points in seven games. Stepan is on the final year of his $6.5 million contract and both parties have interest in parting ways. There has been much talk about trading Stepan and there are several teams interested in Stepan. Some teams that could be interested in Stepan include his former team, the New York Rangers, his hometown team, the Minnesota Wild, and maybe a team near Arizona as Stepan wants to move close back to his family. The value for Stepan is around a third round pick.
Last week, news broke out of Calgary that Sam Bennett had requested a trade from the Calgary Flames. This should come as no surprise and the former fourth overall pick in 2014 hasn’t lived up to expectations in Calgary. Bennett has stated that he is looking for a bigger role and a fresh start on his new team. Bennett is on the final year of his $2.55 million contract and will become an RFA in the offseason, which is a reasonable contract for a team. Many teams have expressed interest in the young center and a couple of teams that could make a move for him include, the New York Rangers who desperately need a center, the Minnesota Wild who also need a center, and the Toronto Maple Leafs who could use a player like Bennett in their lineup. His value is set around a second round pick.
This is the most interesting player on this list as Tony DeAngelo has had a crazy career so far. Before getting drafted, teams were concerned with DeAngelo’s off-ice actions causing him to fall in the draft even though he had a ton of potential. After being drafted, his actions didn’t get better, and DeAngelo would get moved from Tampa to Arizona and to New York. In New York, he finally broke out as the stud offensive defensemen everyone expected him to be, notching 53 points in 68 games in the 2019-20 season. DeAngelo’s success would quickly fall in the 2020-21 season with his poor play to start the season and additional off-ice actions including on social media. After a 5-4 OT loss, DeAngelo and Rangers goalie Alexander Georgiev had a fight in the locker room with other players being involved to separate them, that was the final straw for DeAngelo. The Rangers place DeAngelo on waivers, but he went unclaimed. Now the Rangers are looking to get rid of DeAngelo for anything. His value is currently negative. Teams that could be interested include the Ottawa Senators, Detroit Red Wings, and Winnipeg Jets