Top 20 players fans must know about ahead of the 2024 NHL trade deadline

The 2024 NHL trade deadline season is in full swing following a big move that occurred last night involving Chris Tanev. Here are 20 more names to know.

Jan 16, 2024; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin (55) takes to the ice
Jan 16, 2024; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin (55) takes to the ice / Brett Holmes-USA TODAY Sports
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Sean Walker will find himself finishing the year in another town if the Flyers sell

Should the Flyers sell, then Sean Walker is a player who will finish the 2023-24 season somewhere else and potentially help a contender hoist the Stanley Cup. However, it’s still worth mentioning Walker’s contract situation, so if Walker and the Flyers figure to remain at their current stalemate for a prolonged period, Philadelphia may believe they’re better off getting something for him anyway. 

So, even if the Flyers bought, don’t be surprised if they send Walker elsewhere, even if that team isn’t a contender, but willing to sign the blueliner to an extension - hence the word ‘potentially’ in the above paragraph. It doesn’t mean a contender won’t come calling, as Walker won’t cost much in cap space to bring on for the rest of the season.

He has also shown more of an edge this season than he did during his days with the Kings, with 83 hits, 31 takeaways, and 91 blocks, not to mention a career-high of 19:30 of average total ice time. While not known for his scoring, Walker also has over one-third of a point per game, with six goals and 22 points. 

If a contender needs a cost-effective player who has enjoyed a more complete overall game this season, then they must inquire about Sean Walker and see if they can get a deal done with the Flyers.