#1- Reilly Smith
Reilly Smith is the type of guy that does everything you could ever want him to and he never complains. Everyone in the locker room loves him. He’s truly a great leader, a great player, and a great guy that you want to have in that locker room. However, I believe his time as a Golden Knight has come to an end.
Smith is making $4,500,000 this season which would be a huge help as to getting Jack Eichel’s contract on the books. Unfortunately for Smith, I think just about everyone out there would agree that they would take Eichel over Smith.
The only concern I have when it comes to trading away Smith is the fact that it only really helps this year. With him being an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year, one, your not going to get much back for him and two, it doesn’t really help you out next year because you’ll still have to clear more cap to get Eichel’s to fit.
Nonetheless, Reilly Smith has been on the trade block for awhile now and it feels as though the fan favorite misfit line will finally be coming to an end.