Ranking the Best Potential Landing Spots for Arizona Coyotes’ Antoine Vermette

February 19th, 2015 by Jonathan Willis Leave a reply »
While plenty of big names have entered the trade rumour mill lately, most notably Phil Kessel of Toronto, the reality is that the NHL's biggest trades typically happen in the summer when all 30 teams are on relatively even footing and the constraints of the salary cap are relaxed.

That means that the most significant players who are moved prior to the trade deadline are those on expiring contracts—rentals sold at a steep discount to a team that is loading up for a Stanley Cup run in the here and now.

Of those rental players, few have more value than Arizona's Antoine Vermette, a stellar two-way centre.

Here's how Coyotes centre Dave Tippett described Vermette in an availability broadcast on the team website:  

I look at a player like [Patrice Bergeron], what he does for Boston: Faceoffs, penalty kill, power play. He can play against other teams’ top players. That’s the role we use [Vermette] in, and he’s been very good for us in that role... He's a good player, plays in all situations, he's a good teammate, he's fit in very well with our group.

Which teams might have both the circumstances an ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.