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(VGK/MIN) - Hunt and 2019 6th round pick for 2019 5th round pick

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Jan 21 at 11:37
#1
Trade confirmed: Minnesota Wild - Vegas Golden Knights
Trade Details
Minnesota Wild Acquire:
Minnesota Wild
2019 6th round pick (VGK - #172 - Nikita Nesterenko)
Vegas Golden Knights Acquire:
Vegas Golden Knights
2019 conditional 5th round pick* (MIN - #135 - Isaiah Saville)
*Conditions: Minnesota agreed to trade Vegas the better pick between Minnesota's own 2019 fifth round draft pick and Washington's 2019 fifth round pick (previously acquired by Minnesota)

Result: Vegas will receive Minnesota's 2019 5th round pick.
Jan 22 at 12:24
#2
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Roster jams! Nice pickup by Minny.
Jan 22 at 4:07
#3
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Fair deal. Vegas gets a contract slot (which are valuable) and a pick that's 30-45 positions higher. Wild take a flyer on a 6/7 d-man.
Jan 22 at 7:38
#4
Habs4Ever
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Not sure why so many people picked Minnesota to win this. Vegas gets a better pick in exchange for a 7th defensemen who was going to walk on July 1st.
Jan 22 at 9:54
#5
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Quoting: KSIxSKULLS
Not sure why so many people picked Minnesota to win this. Vegas gets a better pick in exchange for a 7th defensemen who was going to walk on July 1st.


You're right, Vegas did get value. But Minnesota got cheap depth who can play anywhere in the bottom four. In a sheltered role with Vegas, Hunt has been excellent. Plus, moving down between the fifth and sixth rounds is a statistically small difference.

Both teams got something, I just think Minnesota got more bang for their buck. Vegas was in a weak negotiating position.
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Jan 22 at 10:01
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Habs4Ever
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Quoting: tadhockey
You're right, Vegas did get value. But Minnesota got cheap depth who can play anywhere in the bottom four. In a sheltered role with Vegas, Hunt has been excellent. Plus, moving down between the fifth and sixth rounds is a statistically small difference.

Both teams got something, I just think Minnesota got more bang for their buck. Vegas was in a weak negotiating position.


I feel Minnesota could get the same quality of a defensemen on waivers. Vegas gained something where there was not really much value. It's a nothing trade regardless.
Jan 22 at 2:26
#7
Oui non grille-pain
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While VGK loses the deal, MIN doesn't exactly win it, as this move blocks Louie Belpedio.
Jan 22 at 5:29
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Man this deal makes Chiarelli look stupid.

But then, I guess he already did.
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