Former Vegas Golden Knights prospect, Alex Tuch, has begun finding his stride up north with the Buffalo Sabres and is on the verge of reaching stardom.
The Vegas Golden Knights have a long history of trading top tier prospects away in order to acquire superstars. Although there has been no immediate drawback to doing so, eventually it’s going to bite them in the butt. That might be the case as we stand here today.
When the Golden Knights traded for Mark Stone, they traded away former first-round pick Erik Brannstrom. Then again when they acquired Max Pacioretty, they traded away former first-round pick, Nick Suzuki. Now we are here.
In October, the Vegas Golden Knights had traded for superstar center, Jack Eichel, from the Buffalo Sabres. In return the Knights gave up a 2022 first-round pick, Peyton Krebs, and Alex Tuch.
At the time, that seemed like a very good move on the Golden Knights part but looking at it today, that may not be the case.
Alex Tuch originally missed the start of the season after getting shoulder surgery that left him out indefinitely. Since Tuch wasn’t able to get on the ice to start the season, it left him as a possible trade target for teams to pursue. Which, later, one did. The Buffalo Sabres brought home forward, Alex Tuch.
I’m assuming that you’re curious as to why I said that, and that’s understandable. So, for those of you that don’t know, Alex Tuch actually grew up a Buffalo Sabres fan. He was born and raised in Syracuse, NY which left him as a Sabres fan.
Now, he is apart of their organization and he is killing it. In fact, It shouldn’t really be considered far fetched to call him a superstar at this point.
Tuch has played in 16 games for the Sabres and hasn’t disappointed at all. He has seven goals and 12 assists for 19 total points. Not to mention that he also has a +/- of +8. Which shows that not only is he being productive on the ice as a offensive player, but he is also playing very well on the defensive side of the puck.
He has totally transformed this Buffalo Sabres team that sucked for years into something that could be special in a year or two. Now, you can’t say that it’s all him, but since he’s returned to the ice the Sabres have begun to continuously played better hockey.
Given Tuch’s emergence in Buffalo, is it more likely in your guys’ opinion that the Golden Knights lose this trade?