Monday, June 26, 2017

Methot Heads to Dallas

2017 Season July 1st Status
To Dallas Pos Age GP Goals Points Years Cap
Marc Methot D 32 68 0 12 2 $4.9m
To Vegas Pos Age GP Wins Points Years Cap
Dylan Ferguson G 18 0 0 0 0 USD
2020 2nd Round Draft Pick

Normally, a player with the scoring numbers like Marc Methot's wouldn't get acknowledged on the blog in a trade, but his defensive prowess and his shutdown ability have made this deal notable, thanks to the rampant changes that are going on in Dallas in this off-season, they may finally be starting to build in the right direction.

The Vegas Golden Knights acquired two futures for the big defenseman, including a draft pick that won't actually happen for another three years and Dallas' 7th round pick in last weekend's draft.

I am a bit surprised at how cheap this deal went down for, as Methot was believed to be a well-sought after piece to any team's puzzle on the blueline, especially the Stars.  Dallas can run away like bandits, if they have finally found the guy that can protect John Klingberg when he goes on his rushes or any one of the offensive Dallas defensemen for that matter.

The Golden Knights knew they had to move a piece or two, more likely still to come, and they are all about the futures in moving forward.  George McPhee has said that he likes where his team is already and with their defense and goaltending already looking half decent, he may be right to like his team.  Still not sure he got enough out of this deal though, but maybe everyone was low-balling him after last week.

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