The question everyone is asking, what type of trades can the Las Vegas Golden Knights do up till the end of the NHL Season.
The Golden Knights — if they wanted — could start agreeing to trades for draft picks or unsigned prospects in exchange for not pursuing or taking certain players in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft on June 21.
McPhee can't acquire players in pros, but he can acquire picks and prospects in return for not taking players in expansion draft.
— Nick Cotsonika (@cotsonika) March 1, 2017
GM George McPhee is quoted as saying:
We’ve been talking with teams here for a few weeks now,” McPhee told The AP last week. “Teams are looking for some certainty with their rosters and obviously trying to improve their rosters before the trading deadline, and they want to talk to us to see if there’s a player that we could agree upon that for a couple months from now to claim, which would make their life easier.”