Jan 19, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>StoneFan</b></div><div>Vegas thinks you’re nuts</div></div>
Eakin seem to be the player that get the most often traded from other Vegas GM team, that why I took that salary to take back. Reaves work too, but then, I would assume Carrier will be staying
Eakin 3,85 mil / Petry 3.5 mil (2 mil retained). Keep Eakin if you like, but you need a bit of cap relief to accept a trad, current cap is 291k
2021 2nd and 3rd, it's almost a pick swap, it will be a few position difference, that could equal Kovy value (if he keep his MTL production and commitment )
For the rest, I just based on Muzzin trade to TOR last year, it seem lower value that Muzzin trade. Similar player with similar stats, I think vegas should not trade prospect at this point as the team higher salary will age at some point.
This could be a home run for many team IF Lafreniere development is on the same path as others similar players. Can he take it and become that player ? What ever your opinion is Lafreniere or Byfield, they are projected to be good. Yeah, we could also see a nail yakupov 2.0
In that package, value need to be offered for that type of player. Suzuki is going good right now, but if he cool down and someone else (young player) is better, the other team will ask for that player. Primeau is the player that make it or break it for me, I think MTL should keep that player to replace Price, he is growing in value since his selection. Romanov is projected to be a good player.
Defense will be the major area to be work on if something like that happen, UFA ? KK could end up with Lafreniere and Caufield , or place any center that can skate with two winger. 2021 MTL UFA will be a difficult off season (Gallagher, Tatar, Danault, Petry, Armia)
If Lafreniere potential end up lower than expected, then it could mean a lost decade ahead. If he fulfill the expectation then MTL has a real weapon for every game night.
1st round pick by MTL, since 2000. Based on past history, I would go for it and trade 4 x 1st. Carey Price changed the franchise (All time win and game played for MTL franchise), why not starting the next decade with a new franchise player
Cole Caufield (has not played yet in the NHL)
Jesperi Kotkaniemi (developing)
Ryan Poehling (developing)