San Jose Sharks centre Tomas Hertl and Arizona Coyotes veteran Phil Kessel are two names to watch on the trade market this season, TSN Hockey Insiders Pierre LeBrun and Darren Dreger said Tuesday.

Both players are pending unrestricted free agents, and while the Sharks would have liked to have extended Hertl already, LeBrun reports the 27-year-old has yet to start talks. Hertl, who carries a $5.625 million cap hit, scored 19 goals, and posted 43 points 50 games with the Sharks last season.

"Tomas Hertl would be a big name and it’s pretty rare for a centre of that calibre to move in season," LeBrun said on Insider Trading. "What’s going on is that he’s entering the final year of his contract where he’ll be an unrestricted free agent on July 13th. The Sharks would have loved to have extended him this past summer, but my sense was Hertl just wasn’t ready to enter that type of conversation. So where does this go? If the Sharks are out of a playoff spot come March 21st trade deadline and Hertl doesn’t have a change of heart, I think that’s a guy that could be in play. A lot of teams are keeping an eye on that."