Reilly Smith Trade Possibilities
A couple weeks ago, I had previously written about Reilly Smith having drawn interest from the New York Rangers. And given the recent advancement of things, it appears very likely that Smith could be heading out to New York.
You’re not probably curious as to what I mean by the advancement of things, and well, it’s two-fold.
First, the Golden Knights have been struggling. That much is undeniable. Additionally, they are in a division that is very very tough, and they are on the verge of missing the playoffs after the loss to the Buffalo Sabres. If they continue losing, they could easily miss the playoffs. That brings me to the second point.
Secondly, given the fact that they are losing more games than they are winning, it’s clear that the Knights need Mark Stone. When you have Stone in the lineup, the Golden Knights win. Which, the Golden Knights need more now than ever. Because, we can’t be the only ones nervous about their current situation.
So with that being said, the Knights are more than likely in a position in which they recognize they need to make a move. Trading Reilly Smith gives them the cap space to activate Mark Stone if he is ready. If not, then they can look to hit the trade block and make a move or two to try and give them an extra boost.