This one here, I expect people to disagree on. However, before you get to far down the hatred path, at least hear out my reasoning.
Jonathan Marchessault has become on of my personal favorite Knight players, but the thing that continuously holds me back is the value. Marchessault has succeed when it mattered in multiple games this season, but he’s also mad multiple games where he just didn’t do anything on the ice it felt like. Yesterday, for example. When Jonathan Marchessault is on, he is one of the best players on the ice. But when you take a look when he is off, well, he’s unrecognizable.
Marchessault, being a second-line player, should be performing much better than he has been. The reason I stated his name as a possible trade piece though has to do with his value.
He is currently making $5,000,000 per year with the Knights, and quite frankly, I don’t think he is worth that. Given the need the Knights have to improve their offense, wrapping five million dollars to a player who is inconsistent isn’t good management.
That’s personally why I could see Marchessault being a name that get’s moved at the trade deadline this season.