3 potential trade candidates for the Vegas Golden Knights

There are some players the Vegas Golden Knights can acquire to boost their team. Who are these candidates?
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Reilly Smith, RW, Pittsburgh Penguins

Could it be time to bring home an "Original Misfit?" There are good reasons for the Vegas Golden Knights to welcome a reunion. After all, Reilly Smith is extremely familiar with the team. Whether it's former teammates like Mark Stone, head coach Bruce Cassidy, or the endearing fans, Smith would certainly welcome a trade back to Sin City.

Smith didn't stand out much with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season, scoring 13 goals. That's half of what he scored the season prior, when he won the Stanley Cup with Vegas. Perhaps returning to the environment that made him an offensive star will give him a boost--and the Golden Knights--a boost.

Perhaps losing one "Original Misfit" to gain another will ease the pain a bit. However, there are a couple of detractors to a potential return. For one, the winger is 33 years old and isn't getting younger. Two, he's going to be a $5 million cap hit next season. For a team that is tight on cap space, it wouldn't be plausible. Then again, McCrimmon has always done a good job getting other teams to retain salary, so it wouldn't be as surprising as initially thought.