Stanley Cup Notebook: Ivan Barbashev another example of Vegas trading picks for profit

LAS VEGAS – If the Golden Knights close it out and have their parade down the Vegas strip, director of hockey operations George McPhee and general manager Kelly McCrimmon should steal a page from Los Angeles Rams GM Les Snead. 

After the Rams won the Super Bowl in 2022, Snead wore a shirt to the parade that read “F*** them picks,” after Los Angeles had given up a king’s ransom worth of picks in trades to build a roster that won a championship. 

Championships hang forever, draft picks – and prospects – are capital that can be used to reach the ultimate goal. 

In their franchise history the Golden Knights have made six first-round selections, five of those prospects were traded away. Brendan Brisson is the only remaining first round pick still within the Vegas fold. 

This season Vegas traded Zac

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NHL Florida Panthers Vegas Golden Knights Ivan Barbashev Brendan Brisson Zach Dean Jack Eichel Radko Gudas Jonathan Marchessault Alec Martinez
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