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Vegas Golden Knights make a super bold trade move


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Elliot Ben Jacob
June 29, 2024  (4:11 PM)
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The Vegas Golden Knights have made a surprising move by acquiring Akira Schmid and Alexander Holtz from the New Jersey Devils, boosting their young talent pool.

The trade sees Alexander Holtz, a player who hasn't lived up to expectations since being drafted 7th overall by the New Jersey Devils, heading to the Vegas Golden Knights. In return, the Devils receive forward Paul Cotter, who is expected to fit well into their lineup. This trade also includes goaltender Akira Schmid, who was a playoff hero for the Devils last season but lost his spot. Additionally, the Vegas Golden Knights will send a third-round pick to the Devils.
Devils have acquired F Paul Cotter and Vegas third in 2025 for Alexander Holtz and Akira Schmid

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Holtz, once a highly anticipated player for the Devils, hasn't managed to make the impact many hoped for. This trade gives him a fresh start with the Golden Knights, who are keen to harness his potential. On the other hand, Paul Cotter brings a new dynamic to the Devils' lineup with his promising forward play.
Alexander Holtz on the move. No. 7 overall pick just a few years ago

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Akira Schmid, notable for his playoff heroics, now finds a new home in Vegas. Despite his past successes, he had lost his spot with the Devils, making him a valuable acquisition for the Golden Knights. The inclusion of a third-round pick in the trade also adds a future asset for the Devils.
This move by the Golden Knights is a calculated risk, aiming to inject young talent with high potential into their roster. Holtz and Schmid bring skills and promise that could pay off significantly for Vegas in the coming seasons. Meanwhile, the Devils' acquisition of Cotter and a future draft pick helps them retool their lineup and plan for the future.
Overall, this trade showcases the strategic maneuvers by both teams to address their needs and build towards their goals. The Vegas Golden Knights' bold move could be a game-changer, while the Devils strengthen their lineup with a solid forward and future prospects.
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