Joined: May 2017
I would still think Nylander is the team's best trade chip, because as far as depth goes on the right side, he will also rank below Mitch Marner, who's the top RW on the team. With Kapanen suddenly becoming top-6 material, and with Nylander perhaps signing and coming back at some point (as opposed to trading him or having him sign beyond Dec 1), Kasperi would be the team's best shot and getting a defender, especially because his ELC deal will be up and I am not sure he'd be willing to take a Zach Hyman style post-ELC deal. Beyond that, it would be prospects, specifically some of their forward prospects. If Jeremy Bracco has a good year in the AHL, either he, or Connor Brown, as another resident RW, would also be expendable, but either would have to be included as part of a bigger deal to land a top-4 defenseman.