NY Islanders offer Vegas 1st round pick to not select Nelson, Strome & de Haan
Newsday: Arthur Staple reports there’s talk the New York Islanders “have already agreed to send the Vegas Golden Knights their first-round pick, 15th overall, in this weekend’s NHL Draft” to steer the Golden Knights away from unprotected Isles such as “Brock Nelson, Ryan Strome and Calvin de Haan.
Columbus and Vegas reach a trade agreement
The Columbus Dispatch: Aaron Portzline reports the Columbus Blue Jackets “have reached a trade agreement to keep the Golden Knights from poaching its defense or from nabbing two of its brightest young talents, right wing Josh Anderson and backup goaltender Joonas Korpisalo.” The Golden Knights have also reportedly agreed not to select defenseman Jack Johnson.
Will Joffrey Lupul be headed to Vegas?
Toronto Star: Kevin McGran speculates Toronto Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul might be headed to Vegas. Lupul missed all last season to injury but was eligible to be exposed in the expansion draft. McGran suggests either Lupul is healthy enough to play next season or Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello has a deal with the Golden Knights in which they take the winger and his $5.25 million cap hit off the Leafs books and stay away from a high-end prospect, such as Brendan Leipsic or Kerby Rychel.