NHL Trade Deadline 2016: Available players, potential trades, end time, rumours and more

Who's available? What type of players are the Habs looking for? What's the cap-space situation? What time does the trade deadline end? We have you covered in this all-inclusive NHL trade deadline thread.

The NHL trade deadline is upon us, which means that general managers only have until 3 PM EST today to get a deal done.

In recent weeks Habs scouts have been spotted at tons of games, including a recent appearance at the AHL game between the San Diego Gulls and the San Jose Barracuda. What does that mean? Well, not much. Basically it means that the scouts and the management team are doing their job, working on due diligence ahead of today's deadline.

The Montreal Canadiens currently have $4.9M in accumulated trade deadline cap space, which means Bergevin can get creative and acquire expiring contracts in exchange for picks from teams looking to create some wiggle room in their salary cap situation.

The Habs have three players with no-trade clauses; Alexei Emelin, Andrei Markov, and Tomas Plekanec. There are only two available players that are set to be unrestricted free agents this summer; Ben Scrivens and Victor Bartley.

Here are the draft picks that Habs own going into the deadline.

Even if we've seen a fair amount of trade activity in recent days, there are still several of players that are rumoured to betrade bait remaining on the board.

Player Position Team Cap Hit End of Year Status Age GP PTS
Loui Eriksson RW Boston Bruins $4.25M UFA 30 60 46
Jonathan Drouin LW Tampa Bay Lightning $900k Signed (1 yr) 20 19 8
Nail Yakupov RW Edmonton Oilers $2.5M Signed (1 yr) 22 41 15
Radim Vrbata RW Vancouver Canucks $5M UFA 34 57 24
Mikkel Boedker LW Arizona Coyotes $3.75M UFA 26 58 38
P.A. Parenteau RW Toronto Maple Leafs $1.5M UFA 32 59 32
Brandon Pirri C Florida Panthers $925k RFA 24 52 24
Jamie McGinn LW Buffalo Sabres $2.85M UFA 27 61 27
Lars Eller LW Montreal Canadiens $3.5M Signed 26 61 19
Scott Hartnell RW Columbus Blue Jackets $4.75M Signed 33 60 39
Bryan Bickell LW Chicago Blackhawks $4M Signed 29 23 2
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Dan Hamhuis D Vancouver Canucks $4.5M UFA 33 35 5
Jonas Brodin D Minnesota Wild $4.20 Signed 22 50 6
Kris Russell D Calgary Flames $2.6M UFA 28 51 15
Patrick Wiercioch D Ottawa Senators $2.0M RFA 25 50 5
Fedor Tyutin D Columbus Blue Jackets $4.5M Signed 32 50 2
Jared Cowen D Toronto Maple Leafs $3.1M Signed 25 37 4
Brendan Smith D Detroit Red Wings $2.75M Signed 27 53 13

Here's a live stream for those who can't follow on TV.

A lot of people who read this site won't be able to be around a TV, and for those who won't be able to watch, we've built a twitter list of trade breakers that will update live, right here on EOTP, so you don't have to go anywhere. There are no rumourists in there, just people who post the actual trades.

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