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Golden Knights Trade Talk: Who’s Left on the Trade Market?

The Vegas Golden Knights have made two trades so far before the NHL Trade Deadline on Friday. Shea Weber's contract is no longer on the books, …

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The Vegas Golden Knights have made two trades so far before the NHL Trade Deadline on Friday. Shea Weber's contract is no longer on the books, Dysin Mayo is a Henderson Silver Knight, and Ivan Barbashev a Vegas Golden Knight.

But Kelly McCrimmon isn't the only general manager who has gotten some work done pre-deadline. Several other teams have made their moves and as a result, removed names from the trade board. So who remains on the trade market as a potential option for the Golden Knights?

Defense

The Golden Knights have a pretty solid group of defenseman, so unless there is a couple of injuries, we think it is unlikely they will go after one.

Traded Defense: Dmitry Orlov (WSH to BOS), Jake McCabe (CHI to TOR), Jack Johnson (CHI to COL), Rasmus Sandin (TOR to WSH).

Available Defense: Erik Karlsson (SJS), Jakob Chychrun (ARZ), Vladislav Gavrikov (CBJ), Mattias Ekholm, Luke Schenn (VAN), Joel Edmundson (MTL), etc.

Goalies

With Laurent Brossoit, Adin Hill, and Logan Thompson going through the goalie rotation of getting hurt, the VGK could look to add a goalie off the trade market. No notable goaltenders have been traded so far this season nor have there been anything but speculation regarding certain goalies to the VGK.

Available Goalies: Karel Vejmelka (ARZ), Cam Talbot (OTT), Joonas Korpisalo (CBJ), James Reimer (SJS).

Forwards

Finally, notable forwards who the Golden Knights could have been interested in that are now off to new teams.

Traded Forwards: Timo Meier (SJS to NJD), Patrick Kane (CHI to NYR*), Bo Horvat (VAN to NYI), Vladamir Tarasenko (STL to NYR), and Ryan O'Reilly (STL to TOR), Tanner Jeannot (NSH to TBL), Jesse Puljujarvi (EDM to CAR), Noel Acciari (STL to TOR), and Sam Lafferty (CHI to TOR). 

Jonathan Toews (COVID) can also be removed from the trade bait board.

Okay… now for the meat and potatoes, available forwards the Golden Knights could still be in on.

Available Forwards: Tyler Bertuzzi (DET), Andreas Athanasiou (CHI), Brock Boeser (VAN), Gustav Nyquist (CBJ), James van Riemsdyk (PHI), Nick Bjugstad (ARZ), Max Comtois (ANA), Sean Monahan (MTL), Adam Henrique (ANA), Nick Bonino (SJS), Lars Eller (WSH), Alex Kerfoot (TOR), Nick Schmaltz (ARZ), Jakub Vrana (DET), Warren Foegele (EDM), Jordan Greenway (MIN), Connor Sheary (WSH), Max Domi (CHI).

Out of these options, Tyler Bertuzzi is the most intriguing. The Detroit Red Wings are once again listening to offers on Bertuzzi and a first-round pick is reportedly part of the picture. Bertuzzi is a 28-year-old pending unrestricted free agent.

Brock Boeser has been linked to the Minnesota Wild, James van Riemsdyk's cap hit is high, Max Domi may be staying in Chicago, and Nick Schmaltz's contract term could cause problems for the VGK in the future.

As for the other names, we haven't heard anything linking the Golden Knights to anyone in particular. As always with the NHL trade deadline, there could be a name we are not thinking of on the Golden Knight's radar.

We will soon be ditching the trade deadline roundup page for a full trade deadline coverage blog. Stay tuned for Friday.

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