Ep.418: Going All-In in Vegas

Jesse Granger joins the show to discuss Vegas trading for Jack Eichel, their aggressive team building strategy, how they’re going to make all of the pieces fit when they get healthy, and how they’re trying to survive in the meantime. Topics include:

  • Why Vegas decided to trade for Eichel
  • Why they were in a unique position to do so
  • Trading draft picks for proven talent
  • The pros and cons of their team building strategy
  • How to optimally use him when he returns
  • Idea of paying premium for centers
  • Making all of the money fit under the cap
  • Struggles to stay afloat with current personnel
  • The context of Alex Pietrangelo’s stats so far
  • Balancing the short term vs. the long term

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