27 Aug 2017 18:15:07
Mike Green + Johan Franzen + 2018 3rd Round Pick + 2019 3rd Round Pick to the Las Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for Jon Merrill.

Mike Green and the 2018 3rd Round Pick make up for Johan Franzen's contract.

The 2019 3rd Round Pick is in exchange for Jon Merrill.

- Vegas gets their number one dman, who they can dangle for picks at the deadline.
- Vegas deals one of their MANY bottom pairing dmen in exchange for a better dman.
- Vegas has the space to absorb Franzen's contract for 3 years. If they need to, LTIR can be used.

- Detroit clears a whopping 9 million in order to sign Andreas Athanasiou.
- Detroit does not lose any MAJOR future pieces, just the two thirds. Mike Green could have been turned into picks/ prospects, but it is better to clear his contract and Franzen's salary dump in order to save cap.

1.) 27 Aug 2017
27 Aug 2017 19:24:17
And what favours does Vegas owe Detroit? Why would Vegas want all this crap? Vegas counters with Merrill for one of the 3rds you offered.

2.) 27 Aug 2017
27 Aug 2017 20:21:02
But I've seen people saying Detroit could get like Caleb Jones for Mike Green. If Green plays well for Vegas, he could net a first at the deadline. that's a decent haul.

What else could Detroit add? IDk.

3.) 28 Aug 2017
28 Aug 2017 05:24:43
I mean, I'd probably do it if I'm Vegas just cuz, ya you could flip Green for a better return then Merrill, who I don't think is anything special anyways, couple 3rds really isn't much but I guess stocks the cupboards. How many years does Franzen have left? I know he can be put on LTIR but he's the definition of dead cap space, he's useless and will likely never play again.

4.) 28 Aug 2017
28 Aug 2017 07:32:12

He has two or three left i think.

That may be the problem.

5.) 28 Aug 2017
28 Aug 2017 16:47:03
Franzen going straight to IR means he isn't costing them cap space, might not even be costing them real dollars if his contract was insured. If Mike Green can grab a first at the deadline why would you use him to get rid of a contract that in all reality is not causing you any problems on a team that is not in a position to spend to add/ keep players anyway.

6.) 01 Sep 2017
01 Sep 2017 15:08:59
Franzen stays. He goes on long term injured reserve so his cap doesn't go against our hit.