Vanek, Callahan, Jagr, Stastny, Cammalleri, Moulson could all be moved
Head of the class: Vanek. He’s remained focused during his move downstate, totaling 19 goals and 47 points in 54 games. He’s shown a trade won’t impact his production. His playoff experience is a bonus. Vanek put up 15 goals and 20 points in 36 games with the Sabres. The postseason is what rentals are all about.
Not far behind: Ryan Callahan, Rangers; Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey; Paul Stastny, Colorado; Mike Cammalleri, Calgary, Moulson.
Jagr continues to excel nearing age 42. He leads the Devils with 17 goals and 48 points, but that’s not what makes him special. This former hoister of the Stanley Cup has 78 goals and 199 points in 202 playoff games. That experience is immeasurable, but New Jersey still feels it can make a run.
Stastny makes the list despite being on a playoff squad. It’s not known if he’ll re-sign, and the Avalanche simply can’t allow him to walk away for nothing.
Cammalleri, like Jagr and Vanek, brings playoff experience. He has 17 goals and 32 points in 32 postseason games, crunch-time stats that should make a general manager’s mouth water.