NHL Rumors: More players on the way back, Red Wings and Senators should target Golden Knights for trade

The list of players returning back from overseas continues to grow. Earlier this morning the Leafs Joe Thornton added his name to the mix and now New York Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin is making his way from Russia.

According to Sportsnet, these players have also made their way back:

  • Rasmus Sandin, TOR
  • Jacob Markstrom, CGY
  • Elias Lindholm, CGY
  • Joakim Nordstrom, CGY

Red Wings and Senators should pray on Golden Knights cap woes

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Max Pacioretty rumors (USATSI)

The Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators are in the process of rebuilding. Ottawa is in better shape thanks to having three first round picks in the 2020 draft. One of the deepest drafts in recent memory.

Over at TSN, they believe that both teams should utilize their cap space and go gambling in Vegas. With the recent news that Max Pacioretty, Jonathan Marchessault, and Alec Martinez being available, it makes sense.

The cost to acquire those players? According to Travis Yost, not much.

Because Vegas can’t take on salary and because they are still Stanley Cup contenders, the Golden Knights are going to be merely looking for a cheaper replacement option and futures. That sort of price is digestible for a 29-year-old signed through 2023-24 and on a back-diving, team-friendly contract.