NHL trade deadline 2020: Breaking down the biggest rumors, deals of the day

The NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET on Monday. Follow USA TODAY Sports' live updates for the latest trades, news, rumors and analysis.

Which teams need to make a move the most? Which players will change your team's playoff fortunes? Even though deadline rumors have lacked the big names, there is sure to be a surprise (or two) along the way. (Then later, check out the winners and losers of the day).

Be sure to catch yourself up on everything that has gone on this trade season with our trade tracker. 

The most recent news and analysis will be listed at the top.

Rangers forward Chris Kreider is one of the most sought after players on the trade market. (Photo: James Guillory, USA TODAY Sports)

10:30 a.m. Trocheck to Carolina

Trocheck to CAR for Haula, Wallmark, Chase Priskie and Eetu Luostarinen

That didn't take long. Vincent Trocheck is a perfect fit for the analytically-driven Hurricanes. He's a strong offensive center who is two years removed from a 31-goal, 75-point campaign. He still has two years left on his deal, and at 26, is still in his prime. Lucas Wallmark, 24, is a center who has 23 points this year. Erik Haula, 28, has 22 points in 41 games. Eetu Luostarinen, 21, is a forward in the AHL, while Chase Priskie, 23, is a defenseman in the minors.

10:01 a.m. Islanders add Pageau

Pageau to Isles for a 1st in 2020 that shifts to a 1st in 2021 if the Isles pick in top 3 of the June Draft. No conditions on 2nd round pick in 2020. Conditional 3rd if the Isles win the Stanley Cup this year only.

The Islanders paid a hefty price to trade for Jean-Gabriel Pageau, a center who will add some much-needed scoring punch to a team that is ranked 22nd in offense. He has 24 goals and 40 points this year … but he's also shooting 17.8%, almost double his career high. For this price, the Islanders could hope to have an inside track at an extension.

9:45 a.m. We have a trade

OTT trades Namestnikov to COL for a fourth-round pick in 2021, per @DarrenDreger

Vladislav Namestnikov will provide Colorado with secondary offense. He has 13 goals and 25 points in 56 games this season; 54 of these games were spent with the Senators, who rank 26th in offense.

9:40 a.m. Trocheck available?

Sounds like CAR has some interest in Vincent Trocheck.

Vincent Trocheck hasn't repeated his 31-goal campaign from two years ago, but he remains an effective scoring-line center. He's also signed for two more years at $4.75 million a year. The cost could be steep.

9:32 a.m. Red Wings aren't done

Detroit likely to move out a couple more pieces today. A few teams with interest in Athanasiou and I wouldn’t be surprised if someone steps up for Luke Glendening.

The Red Wings traded Mike Green to the Oilers last night, but they might not be done. Andreas Athanasiou (pending restricted free agent) is among the fastest players in the NHL. Even though he only has 10 goals and 24 points this season in 46 games, he notched 30 last year. Luke Glendening could fit on a contender in a fourth-line role. 

9:30 a.m. Sharks veterans could move

San Jose Sharks taking calls on both Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau today. Totally up to them if they sign off on going to a contender for a chance to win a Cup. Both would be welcomed back to SJ on July 1 if they wish. Pittsburgh has shown interest in Marleau.

The Penguins would be a good fit for either Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau … but so would any other contender in need of experience. Thornton could fit in well as a third-line center, while Marleau still brings speed in more of a depth role.

9:24 a.m. Teams to watch

1 – Rangers. Chris Kreider is the best player among those rumored to be available. But will the Rangers trade him or re-sign him? He will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Could New York keep him without agreeing to an extension? The Rangers have been surging over the past two months or so, but forward Jesper Fast (pending UFA), defenseman Tony DeAngelo (pending RFA) and goalie Alexander Georgiev (pending RFA) could be in play.

2 – Avalanche. The Avalanche are an injured bunch with goalie Philipp Grubauer (indefinitely) and forwards Mikko Rantanen, Nazem Kadri and Matt Calvert out for at least the next few weeks. Second in the Central Division, will GM Joe Sakic make moves to patch these holes? One would think goalie is a must.

3 – Leafs. The inconsistent Leafs have dropped to third in the Atlantic Division. Defenseman Tyson Barrie is fifth on TSN's trade bait board. It's hard to envision GM Kyle Dubas selling off Barrie without getting impact value now.

4 – Hurricanes. This team reached the conference finals last season, but it will be without goalies James Reimer and Petr Mrazek for at least the foreseeable future. Defenseman Brett Pesce will also be out a while with an upper-body injury. GM Don Waddell has enough attractive assets to pull off a significant move.

5 – Coyotes. The Coyotes signaled they were all when they acquired Taylor Hall earlier this season, but they have fallen to the first wild-card spot, with a 4-5-1 record over the last 10 games. As The Athletic notes, the Coyotes could use a center and a right-handed defenseman. The Coyotes are about $3.5 million under the salary cap.

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