Vegas Golden Knights: 2 Players Most Likely to Be Traded Next Season

3 months ago  /  NHL Trade Rumors  /  Read Time: 1 minute 10 seconds
Vegas Golden Knights: 2 Players Most Likely to Be Traded Next Season

Article at a glance:

The NHL offseason is underway and there's been a ton of movement so far this summer. Along with mega-contracts being handed out and an expansion draft in Seattle, there's been multiple trades that will have huge impacts on the 2021-22 NHL season. Trades will continue this summer and of course into next season, so we shift our focus to the next deal for each franchise. Follow along as we highlight a couple of players from each team who are most likely to be traded next season. Last episode we focused on the Stanley Cup champions in Tampa Bay, and today we head to the strip in Vegas and check in on the Golden Knights. 2 Golden Knights Most Likely Getting Traded Next Season:Reilly Smith: The pending free agent may price himself off the team for the 2022-23 season as the Golden Knights won't have a ton of cap space and Smith could be in line for a hefty raise. The scoring winger tallied 25 points in 53 games but has shown in the past he's capable of flirting with 30 goals and is a very productive player in the playoffs. Depending on where Vegas is in the standings, Smith could be dealt mid-season.Picks/Prospects: The team continues to talk to the Buffalo Sabres about Jack Eichel and will need to get extremely creative if they want to be able to fit in his salary. Someone like Alex Tuch may have to be included in the deal, and a boat load of picks and prospects. The Golden Knights are a long shot for Eichel, but expect them to be in on some other talent and using their first-round pick and prospects to entice other general managers to pull the trigger.Photo credit:  Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports...

Want the trending hockey news in your inbox daily?.

Just add your email, and we'll start sending you the most important hockey news of the day.