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Jun 11, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>NeedTheCleanser</b></div><div>One of Turcotte/Byfield has to be replacing Vilardi, not to mention Sam can play center.
Also, if Byfield doesn’t overtake Vilardi in the org depth chart next eye at, his development is not going as planned</div></div>
Turcotte and Byfield have not fully graduated to that role, Vilardi was thrust into his role at 2C way too fast, which is a mistake they won't make with Byfield or Turcotte. They made the mistake of letting Vilardi play because of his age, and not factoring the guy spent two seasons on IR because of his back injury. Regardless of all this, Vilardi ended the season pretty strongly with their acquisition last season of Andersson.
In the future, he will play a tough-nosed third-line once Byfield or Turcotte prove they are ready for 18-20 min a night. But you are missing the main point here, if the Kings declined this trade what team is willing to get Reinhart RFA (during a cap freeze) rights by giving up a top 10 pick (where the top 2-10 are murky, to say the least), a teams best prospect graduate (on an ELC), and a 2nd rounder? In terms of asset management, wouldn't the Kings be better off if they: keep Vilardi, the 1st, and overpay a free agent for 2 years ($6.5-7M) until their prospect crop is ready?