I just dont see how this is anything but a dallas win. He's by far the more impactful player right now this season and I dont think it particularly important if either player sticks around with the team for next season.
That's the thing. Dadonov is not an impactful player.
90% of the time he's just skating. No bodywork, no stickwork, just skating. The other team doesn't even bother to check him most of the time because he's almost never in a position where he needs to be checked. He's just not a threat and going through the paces to let someone else take a breather.
I feel bad saying it but it's the truth.
That said, I wouldn't be surprised if he can be more effective on a team that slows the game down. He just can't play with pace. He doesn't have any playoff track record to determine if he's better suited for playoffs, but his 4 game stint doesn't suggest anything of the sort.
I hope he works out.
Gurianov on the other hand, has the signs of simply being miscast. Promising young scorer that didn't fit a system and had his role reduced to the point where he became ineffective.
He was a turnover machine and never had that coached out of his game, but was relatively fine otherwise.
Opposite of Dadonov where the ability is there but the mentality is not. His faults can be coached and mitigated.
He won't be winning any Selkes, but could have a net positive impact in a sheltered offensive role with a bit of work.