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by Paul on 03/07/13 at 01:03 PM ET
Craig Custance of ESPN ranks the Top 20 Rental Players in a column which is for ESN Insiders, so I will give you a few names.
A rental is defined as any player with an expiring contract after this season who can become an unrestricted free agent (salaries per CapGeek.com). Not all of these players will be dealt between now and the deadline but their teams will no doubt have a conversation about their future, especially if contract talks stall.
F Corey Perry, Ducks Contract: $5.3 million
Reasonable asking price: This is your Grade A premium rental. Murray can get a bigger return if he allows interested teams to make a call to Perry's agent to talk about a possible extension but there's risk in that as well if that conversation doesn't go far. Either way, acquiring Perry will cost an NHL roster player, first-round pick and good prospect.
F David Clarkson, Devils Contract: $2.7 million
Reasonable asking price: First-round pick and a prospect. "You only try to do that if you think you can re-sign him," said one source.
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