Vegas Golden Knights: Three Names That Could Get Moved at the Deadline

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Alex Tuch

Alex Tuch is going to be one the hardest guys to let go off at the trade deadline. That is, if they decide to do so. Given how young he is, and the fact he could very well become a star in the league in just a year or two, it’s not going to be easy to let him go.

When it comes to making moves at the trade deadline, there is a lot that needs to be talked about within the organization. It can take days, weeks or even a month to determine what you want to do at the trade deadline. Here are some questions you have to ask though.

First, you have to determine your team’s current status. For example, if you are the Vegas Golden Knights, and knowing your current situation, you have to determine what it means for your organization if something were to happen to any of those star players to keep them out long-term.

Next, Once you determine the status of your organization, you then have to decide if your going to be looking to sell, or try bringing in more talent. If you are going to sell, you’re likely going to selling out some of the high valued players in order to obtain prospects or high-end draft picks. In contrast, if you go into the trade deadline as a buyer, you’re going to be getting rid of your picks and prospects in order to obtain high-value, superstar, players.

Looking at the history of the Vegas Golden Knights, and the current rumors going around, we’ll assume that they are going into the trade deadline as a buyer.

After the fact, you then have to figure out what players are going to be able to count as the main trade piece. That brings us to where we are now.

It’s not that the Knights are going to be just giving Alex Tuch away as much as he holds the value of a cornerstone trade piece. Tuch holds a lot of value given his budding potential, and can help keep some of the more important players on the roster.