5 prominent players not moved at the NHL trade deadline who will be moved in the offseason

While we saw plenty of surprises at the 2024 NHL trade deadline, a few of those surprises involved players who weren’t traded.

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Jakob Chychrun could be on his way out if the Senators continue to tank

The Ottawa Senators have lost seven straight going into March 12th. And if they weren’t contenders in the days leading to the trade deadline, they definitely aren’t contenders now, and that will likely be the case heading into next season. After acquiring Jakob Chychrun last season and making additions to fuel a potential run this year, Ottawa is instead tied with the Columbus Blue Jackets for the lowest points total in the East with two games in hand. 

A talented player like Chychrun’s services would be best utilized elsewhere next season, and since 2024-25 will be a contract year, he can also sign a potential long-term deal with a team in a better position to contend. This doesn’t mean Ottawa would trade Chychrun to a perennial contender, as one on the outside looking in with ample cap space would suffice. 

The Detroit Red Wings were one organization to look for as a potential partner, but there is reason to believe general manager Steve Yzerman is shifting gears. So, let’s not expect too many more blockbuster moves unless it involves a goaltender. Chychrun isn’t a goaltender, but there is one who could very well be on the move this summer.