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Drama aside, what do Cutter Gauthier and Jamie Drysdale bring to their new teams?

Following their recent trade, Cutter Gauthier and Jamie Drysdale will be linked for the rest of their careers, compared and analyzed. This always happens in any trade, but the spotlight gets even hotter when it involves two high-profile young players exchanging destinations.

Prospect swaps are rare in the NHL. Most conservative teams prefer exchanging depth pieces rather than high-end future talents, and that's understandable. These trades carry a higher level of risk; you can only project their future, not be sure of it. It's a high-stakes gamble, with an equally good chance of paying off big or making you look foolish.

The Philadelphia Flyers reached a dead-end with Gauthier, with every sign pointing toward him not reporting to the team. A trade was the best course of action, but the chall

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NHL Prospects Anaheim Ducks Philadelphia Flyers NHL NCAA Mathew Barzal Leo Carlsson Jamie Drysdale Cutter Gauthier Jack Hughes Mason McTavish Trevor Zegras
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