Pavel Buchnevich celebrates a goal with the St Louis Blues.
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Trade emerges sending Golden Knights first round pick and top prospect for monster winger

Published March 5, 2024 at 5:07 PM

In the latest buzz surrounding the NHL trade deadline, a mock trade scenario has emerged, with the Vegas Golden Knights eyeing Pavel Buchnevich from the St. Louis Blues. The proposed deal would see the Golden Knights parting ways with their 2023 first-round pick and top prospect, David Edstrom, in exchange for the monster winger.

Buchnevich, has enjoyed a torrid season with 24 goals and 48 points this season, has become a sought-after name leading up to the deadline. The 28 year-old, known for his playmaking skills, the 28-year-old Russian could inject a spark into the reigning champs offense.

The Buchnevich Buzz: Golden Knights Eyeing Game-Changing Trade

Interestingly, this potential trade wouldn't mark the first collaboration between the Golden Knights and Blues. Last season, the acquisition of Ivan Barbashev from the Blues proved fruitful for Vegas, culminating in their maiden Stanley Cup victory.

When it comes to Buchnevich, offense is the name of the game. With his speed, playmaking ability, and lethal shot, he's become a fan-favorite in the music city. While he may not excel defensively, his improvement in all-around play makes him a valuable asset for any cup-contending team.

Buchnevich comes with an added bonus of being under contract for another year, providing stability to the Golden Knights' lineup for the 2024-2025 season. Despite concerns about his $5.8 million cap hit, the potential upside of adding a dynamic winger like makes the risk worthwhile for Vegas.
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Trade emerges sending Golden Knights first round pick and top prospect for monster winger

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