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What’s a re­al­is­tic trade you’d like your team to make?

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Fly­ers trade Sean Cou­turier and Sa­muel Morin for Matt Duch­ene, who can play left wing with Claude Giroux and Jakub Vo­racek or cen­ter the sec­ond line. Colorado gets a shut­down cen­ter to play be­hind Nathan MacKin­non and Morin could be the shut­down de­fense­man to play with Tyson Bar­rie in the fu­ture. – Bill Roark

Tyler John­son for Ryan El­lis. Straight-up hockey trade. Preds need of­fense and have a sur­plus of ‘D.’ Ryan Jo­hansen and John­son as a 1-2 punch at cen­ter makes sense. So why not? – @6DeAn­dre3000

Cory Sch­nei­der and a fourthround pick for Niko­laj Eh­lers and Ja­cob Trouba. Win­nipeg should be a play­off team now and they get the goalie they des­per­ately need. New Jersey gets two skilled young play­ers to sub­stan­tially help their re­build. – Kris Swan­tko

Ryan Nu­gent-Hop­kins for Jac­cob Slavin. Win-win for both teams. ‘RNH’ is mis­cast in Ed­mon­ton and could ex­cel in a top-six role in Carolina. Slavin fits in well with the style the Oil­ers like to play and he could quar­ter­back their sec­ond power-play unit be­hind Os­car Klef­bom. Carolina needs help in their top-six and they al­ready have sev­eral good, young blue­line studs. – Kurt Oster­heldt

Sami Vata­nen and a sec­ond-round pick plus a low-end ‘D’ prospect for Jonathan Drouin and a third-rounder. – @AH_Maxy

Oil­ers trade a third-round pick for Ed­die Lack. Oil­ers need a backup, and Lack is be­ing pushed out of Carolina due to the Scott Dar­ling trade. I watched Lack in Van­cou­ver dur­ing 2013-14 when Roberto Luongo was moved, and he took over the start­ing job and played well con­sid­er­ing how bad the team was that year. Sure, his num­bers are down the past few sea­sons, but he def­i­nitely has it in him to be a good backup in a bet­ter sys­tem. – Ben Br­uschin­sky

Van­cou­ver should trade Nikita Tryamkin to Dal­las for Va­leri Nichushkin. It would ful­fill the needs for both fran­chises. The Canucks are in des­per­ate need of tal­ented young for­wards, which would give Nichushkin a rea­son to leave the KHL. The Stars can af­ford to wait for Tryamkin’s return to the NHL. Once he joins their blue­line, the Stars will have a solid top-four de­fense corps for many years. – Tommy Spence

James van Riems­dyk for Matt Dumba. The epan­sion draft will force Min­nesota to trade a D-man and they get value for Dumba in ‘JVR.’ – @the_joe­cool

Bos­ton trades Ryan Spooner and Matt Be­leskey to Ve­gas for a six­thround pick. Ve­gas gets a young cen­ter with of­fen­sive up­side and a third- or fourth-line en­ergy guy. GM Don Sweeney gets out from un­der­neath a con­tract mis­take. He bites the bul­let here and gets vir­tu­ally noth­ing for a young as­set, but opens up cap space. – Joe Bond Shea We­ber for P.K. Sub­ban. – @Jef­f_Al­fieri

MATT DUCH­ENE

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