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Jeff Paul
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Joined: 11.02.2018

Jul 11 @ 6:59 PM ET
Jeff Paul: Speculation Season: How to Create Room for Nikita Gusev
dunner84
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Victoria, BC
Joined: 12.08.2017

Jul 11 @ 10:20 PM ET
I would try and swap Stone for Nylander... I think that frees up the perfect amount of $$$$

Hardbalz
Joined: 06.08.2011

Jul 11 @ 10:50 PM ET
Simple. Trade Gusev. Teams will overpay
RoloTahmasee
Joined: 07.24.2009

Jul 11 @ 10:54 PM ET
Gusev is worth a 2nd

If a team offer sheeted him at the 4 million he wants, Vegas would get a 2nd

Why he hasn't been offer sheeted yet, is beyond me
dunner84
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Victoria, BC
Joined: 12.08.2017

Jul 11 @ 11:11 PM ET
Gusev is worth a 2nd

If a team offer sheeted him at the 4 million he wants, Vegas would get a 2nd

Why he hasn't been offer sheeted yet, is beyond me

- RoloTahmasee



He can't be offer sheeted. He hasn't had an NHL contract expire..
Aaron_85
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 04.22.2014

Jul 12 @ 7:03 AM ET
Trade the guy. Recoup some lost assets in recent trades.
Carl317
Vegas Golden Knights
Joined: 08.26.2018

Jul 12 @ 11:16 AM ET
Trading Reilly Smith should not even be a passing thought. Not many players do what he can, at such a high level. Big mistake. Unloading Reaves and Holden makes sense. Worst case is trading Eakin, which causes a problem at 3LC but would hurt less than losing Smith's excellence.
Jeff Paul
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Joined: 11.02.2018

Jul 12 @ 11:30 AM ET
Trading Reilly Smith should not even be a passing thought. Not many players do what he can, at such a high level. Big mistake. Unloading Reaves and Holden makes sense. Worst case is trading Eakin, which causes a problem at 3LC but would hurt less than losing Smith's excellence.
- Carl317


Part of the reason I wrote this hypothetical was to see if anyone would come to Reilly's defense, which they absolutely should. I feel like he deserves a C and is way more important to the team than most give him credit for.

Kudos to you!
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Oort Cloud, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Jul 12 @ 12:10 PM ET
First, you get rid of Reaves and Eakins.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Jul 12 @ 1:41 PM ET
I would try and swap Stone for Nylander... I think that frees up the perfect amount of $$$$
- dunner84


Pffft..... We can do better. Plus Vegas doesn't want another RW. They need a LW

To Vegas: Hall 50% retained (3M) + Mcleod
To Jersey: Tuch + Reaves + Nicolas Hague + 2021 vegas 1st rd pick

I mean....

Hall Smith Stone
Patches Statsny Marchy
Gusev Karlsson Noesek
Carrier Eakin Zykov
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Oort Cloud, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Jul 12 @ 4:20 PM ET
Pffft..... We can do better. Plus Vegas doesn't want another RW. They need a LW

To Vegas: Hall 50% retained (3M) + Mcleod
To Jersey: Tuch + Reaves + Nicolas Hague + 2021 vegas 1st rd pick

- bikeguy99


I think I can speak for NJ fans here :


ChonDerry
Location: Bedlamton, AB
Joined: 04.06.2016

Jul 13 @ 1:29 AM ET
Don't really gotta free up much room. He's 4'11" 127 lbs
RoloTahmasee
Joined: 07.24.2009

Jul 13 @ 1:04 PM ET
I think I can speak for NJ fans here :



- GalacticStone


If Hall isn't going to stick around in NJ, thats an incredible haul for the Devils. So much so I wouldn't make it if I was Vegas. Tuch is a stud on a cheap cost controlled contract and Hague and a 1st on top of it is a major overpay

Stone came here for less
rickboardman
Season Ticket Holder
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Henderson, NV
Joined: 01.16.2016

Jul 13 @ 5:37 PM ET
I'm interested to see how the Vegas fans react when they learn how the salary cap works with LTIR.
Jeff Paul
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Joined: 11.02.2018

Jul 15 @ 3:14 PM ET
If Hall isn't going to stick around in NJ, thats an incredible haul for the Devils. So much so I wouldn't make it if I was Vegas. Tuch is a stud on a cheap cost controlled contract and Hague and a 1st on top of it is a major overpay

Stone came here for less

- RoloTahmasee


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