TSN’s Seravalli ‘picks a team’ for Mike Green

TSN’s Frank Seravalli believes that the Vegas Golden Knights are the best fit for Mike Green

Vegas Golden Knights: No one really knows how GM George McPhee will tinker with his long-range plan for the Golden Knights after their superlative-exhausting start to the franchise. Will he pay the price for a rental? Maybe if that price is offset by also shipping one of his out. If there’s one area Vegas could use help, it’s on their 22nd-ranked power play, where Green has generated half his points last year. McPhee knows Green better than just about anyone out there.

Seravalli also suggests that the Lightning, Maple Leafs and Capitals (the hot rumor team) are possible landing spots for Green.

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6 thoughts on “TSN’s Seravalli ‘picks a team’ for Mike Green”

  1. my kind of pic would we get from Vegas ? At what number is their pick if we get their first ?

    1. Vegas has one of the best records in the league. Their first-rounder would be an end-of-the-round pick.

  2. What incentive does Vegas have to make a trade? No one expected anything out of them this season. Just getting to the playoffs is a huge success. Spending assets on a rental seems like an unneeded risk for a team just starting out with only one draft under its belt.

    1. I guess the theory is that Vegas may want to “win now,” which may or may not be true.

      1. Making a TDL deal raises expectations and makes them less of a scrappy underdog. I think it would be a mistake, but I also thought they would be in the league basement this year so what do I know?

  3. Don’t forget that Vegas already has a group of prospects that are more promising than numerous other franchises – Glass, Suzuki, Brannstrom, Hague. I would take that over our prospects in a heartbeat. Not to mention kids like Tuch and Theodore already big contributors at age 21 and 22.

    Vegas has 7 picks in the 2018 draft, but their stockpile for 2018 and 2019 is sickening.

    For 2019, they have a 1st, THREE 2nds, THREE 3rds, and then FIVE more picks through rounds 4-7.

    In 2020, they have a 1st, THREE 2nds, a 3rd, and then 4 more picks.

    So their future looks extremely bright. Given how well they are playing right now, if I was GM I’d have no problem taking a couple of those future picks to add an impact player right now and try to make a run. Which is what I think they will do. Because you can say, let’s keep our assets and see where we’re at next year…and they might not even be in a playoff spot. They face some injuries, some guys struggle, they have some bad luck, etc…So although this is unexpected, when the window opens for you, make a move and strike. When the window closes, you sell. Last year Yzerman saw his window close with Stamkos injured. So despite being on the bubble, he sold off a bunch of pieces to make a run this year. That’s what a good GM does. Just like the Kenny Rogers gambling song…

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