A handful of NHL teams made last-minute trades before the NHL roster freeze went into effect Saturday.
The goal of most of these deals was to maximize assets, open room for players on certain teams’ expansion draft protection lists, and leave the Vegas Golden Knights with as little talent as possible.
Every team I've talked to the last few weeks is working on some variation of: "How do we give Vegas almost nothing?" Tampa pulls that off.
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) June 15, 2017