Joined: Jun 2017
I don't understand why Carolina or Vegas did this. He doesn't solve their problem of a #1 center and just takes a roster spot from a young player (Saarela, Gauthier). I can't be upset considering all they gave up was a fifth round pick, but it doesn't make sense.
On the flip side, why would Vegas trade him? He's under contract for two years, not one, so he could easily be traded at the deadline or next offseason. And then when they start trading off other assets (Marchessault, Neal, Perron, etc.), he can fill a #3 center spot on their team for the rest of the year.
It's unfortunate I can't vote "Bad deal for both teams".