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The Golden Knights have acquired 27-year-old forward Ivan Barbashev from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for former 2021 1st round pick Zach Dean.

Barbashev has scored 10 goals and added 19 assists in 59 games this season for the Blues. This is following his career-best season last year when he scored 26 goals and posted 60 points in 81 games. He was a member of the 2018-19 Stanley Cup champions and played all 25 games, scoring three goals and three assists in that postseason. In his career, he’s played 50 playoff games and has nine points.

Barbashev’s contract expires at the conclusion of this season. His cap hit is $2,250,000 for the rest of this year, leaving the Golden Knights with about $7 million of cap space left with Mark Stone on LTIR for the rest of the regular season.

Dean was the #5 ranked prospect in the Prospect Rankings.





With Barbashev Deal Done Who Will Vegas Target Next?


  1. THE hockey God

    Dean had to go – very susceptible to bad ice

    • THE hockey GOD

      the only bad ice you know about is one you put in your lemonade !

      So are you admitting that T mobile has bad ice ?

      you know you can’t win this because you put your foot into every time.

    • knights fan in minny

      shut up fake ass poster piece of shit

  2. Richie-Rich

    Probably better than Froese, but in 59 games he has 10 goals and 19 assists. Not a game changer but maybe he will play better on this team. He is a -10. Age 27.

    • THE hockey GOD

      looks like a short term rental to me, unless they can sign him in off season; otherwise they just traded a potential gold mine. Liked Dean more than Krebs and Glass as a prospect. Has a nasty bit, and shown tendency to hit.

    • SMH

      “Probably better than Froese” – wowza, what a bold statement! Barbashev scored 26 goals and had 60 points last season alone (and is 27 years old). Froese has 7 goals and 19 points in his entire career (and is 31 years old)! And who cares that Barbashev has a -10 rating this year? The Blues are not a good team this year (Jordan Kyrou is a -30 this year, so I suppose he is total trash, right?), and Barbashev has an overall positive +/- rating for his career. I’m not saying Barbashev is a great player or anything – just trying to clean up some of the ridiculous misleading crap that you routinely post, for the benefit of others who might have the misfortune of reading it. You are welcome.

  3. A Fan

    As I had mentioned before, I was hoping we would grab him. He’s Carrier 2.0 in some ways. We needed someone who hits like him and isn’t afraid to get in front of the net and hopefully will score some as well.

  4. Emmanuel

    Now do Domi.

  5. A Fan

    Per David Pagnotta today:

    Meier is seeking $9M+ AAV. The Devils were believed to be in the $8Ms. We’ll see where this goes.

    #SJSharks are grinding away at a Timo Meier trade and I’m told the #NJDevils are way ahead of the pack. #VegasBorn has been in the mix, but I’ve gotten pushback this AM. If there’s a mystery team, they’re doing a great job on keeping it quiet. SJ wants young players in a package.

    • A Fan

      Devils get Timo.

      • knights fan in minny

        go get domi now

      • A Fan

        I’m assuming one of these was VGK:

        Frank Seravalli

        To set the table for Timo Meier, #sjsharks turned down some big offers in recent days.

        Team 1: 1st rd pick, 2nd rd pick, top prospect

        Team 2: 1st rd pick, recent 1st rd pick, mid-tier prospect

        Both teams had other asks – cap or roster considerations – but this will be sizable.

    • Michael V

      Still pending the official trade call, but hearing that the New Jersey Devils have acquired Timo Meier from the San Jose Sharks.
      Trade Pietrangelo, how is Timo worth $9M and we pay him $8.8M?
      New system not good for scoring defensemen. Not worth the $$

  6. We will see how this trade turns out l guess. Not sure l would have given up Dean as it appears he has a promising future and Vegas is short on future game changers. Only time will tell.

  7. Bobby

    Barbashev tough to play against. Add Domi +1 more grit player.

  8. knights fan in minny

    trade day might not be too exciting. all these deals getting done early

    • TS

      Iike the sound of that. We certainly could use another Carrier, aka Warrior. We’ve needed some muscle for awhile, Barbashev should provide it.

  9. knights fan in minny

    jack johnson back to the avs

  10. THE hockey GOD

    jake cleared waivers, as far as i can tell
    i guess VGK didn’t want him back

  11. THE hockey GOD

    timo trade not official as it seems one of players involved is injured, teams still working out details

  12. Jailbird

    Just friggin get Domi and then let’s roll!

  13. Andy Kelleher

    Another part of the Knights future traded. Will the Knights keep the snake farm owner?

  14. Blitz

    I missed yesterday news till now. A couple of things. Wow Dadinov back with PDB in Dallas. He knows Peter’s system, but can’t imagine he is super excited after all the crap last year. I guess Dallas was on his ok to trade list. LOL

    Jeannot to TB for a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th. What in the hockey F***? They darn near gave up an entire draft worth of players for him. Not sure I understand why.

    • THE hockey GOD

      ‘crap’ last year ???

      more conspiracy bull spit

      • Blitz

        Conspiracy? WTF are you talking about? Dude you’re a fucking weirdo.

        • THE hockey GOD

          you the one bringing up “crap from last year” and now you can’t explain it !

          • Blitz

            Explain it? Explain that Dadinov was part of a botched embarrassing trade that was terminated because of a no trade clause. He had to ride out the rest of the year knowing the org didn’t want him and then got rid of him at a cost in the offseason. I would imagine that is *crap* from Dadinov’s prospective. Now he is going back to the coach that was part of that whole thing (though I don’t blame PDB). I just thought there was some irony there with PDB, but you once again dumb fucked your way into the conversation to make a mess out of it. I can’t imagine how good this site would actually be without you and your 4+ accounts trying to cause chaos.

          • THE hockey GOD

            that was NHL fault, they apologized for it

            stop with conspiracy theory bull spit, and stick your insults up your smelly butt. You are clueless about most of things you post. Your hate is so great for the FO that it clouds your thinking (translation – you are full of shit about PDB, front office, and whole Boris trade scenario. )

            Except I agree with you on Domi, but he’s not coming here.

          • THE hockey GOD

            wrong again, this site would be so much better without your conspiracy theory and FO hate
            bull shit.

    • knights fan in minny

      was somebody drinking when that deal was made

  15. Jailbird

    Domi. DOmi, DOMi, DOMI ….. !

  16. THE hockey GOD

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    • THE hockey GOD

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    • Richie-Rich

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      DeSantis should stay in the governors office and come out in 2028.

  17. THE hockey GOD


    To Tampa Bay #GoBolts
    F Tanner Jeannot

    To Nashville #Preds
    D Cal Foote
    2025 1st RD pick (Top 10 Protected)
    2024 2nd RD pick
    2023 3rd RD pick
    2023 4th RD pick
    2023 5th RD pick

    multiple GMs in NHL are stunned by this trade, Frank Seravalli
    Multiple NHL GMs are stunned by the return. Like jaws on the floor.

    • THE hockey GOD

      nashville GM retires, and then pulls off this baloney ?? Where’s bettman? Take your panty hose off, this deal is off the chart, should not allow it !!

    • Pistol Pete

      I heard it mentioned recently TBL’s prospect pool is one of the weakest though I have not researched that. It was said they have sold a lot to get where the are.

  18. Pistol Pete

    Now that Meier is gone Brock Boeser is the best choice I can see for a power right winger who’s listed as a possible trade. If the Canucks really are selling, Andrei Kuzmenko might be even better but he’s not showing up in the market but they just signed him for $5.5m.

    Eichel is a wasted asset without a power RW however maybe they just wait it out vs. spending the assets this year. Next year Martinez’s $5m contract expires plus the cap goes up hopefully. Acquiring a Boeser ($6.65m) would mean selling at least one Misfit next year but just the same acquiring an RW for Eichel by the deadine might be the only way to go. Stephenson-Eichel-Boeser has a shot at making the conference final I would say (Meier definitely would have). We’ll see how it goes with Barbashev but I am not expecting Eichel-Barbashev to be earth shattering.

    • Pistol Pete

      Boeser is just 26 almsot exactly four months younger than Eichel.

      • Pistol Pete

        Kuzmenko is 27.

        • Pistol Pete

          Boeser though does seem to have missed his fair share of games to injury over a lot of his whole career. Darn. It’s always something lol.

      • THE hockey GOD

        the three-year, $20-million extension Boeser signed with Vancouver last summer has become a significant obstacle. Especially when it comes to attempting to trade Boeser

      • Richie-Rich

        VGK is back of the bus as far as any Pacific prospects go. Did you really think SJS wanted to possibly face Timo next year? Same goes for anyone on Vancouver.

  19. Richie-Rich

    I like the youth movement, especially if the price is right. If we are going to run for the Cup you can’t move a Misfit until after the season. But, that changes in the off season regardless of the outcome.

  20. Pistol Pete

    With Stone out there’s space to acquire a Boeser, the offseason is when they’d have to sell a piece or two.

  21. VGK Fan

    So we just traded a #1 pick (Dean) for a rental who in 50 playoff games has 3 goals with a plus minus of -9. Seems like a lot to give up, hope I’m wrong about this.

    • Pistol Pete

      Yeah it may or may not work out. I see it as a straight-up swap for Amadio. Barbashev’s career stats are higher by a good bit (78 G/100 A: 410 games vs. 37 G/38 A: 274 games). Amadio is just five months younger. Barbashev had a career season last year (26 G/34 A-81 games) which let’s face it Amadio will never do. We can hope Barbashev finds lasting chemistry in Vegas and elevates his offensive production. I would not count on it but it’s possible. He’s said to be physical and has net presence neither of which is natural to Amadio. We’ll get a first look tonight.

      • VGK Fan


        Thanks for the info!

        I hope he works out and we find a way to resign him. You are correct he is an upgrade from Amadio.

  22. Jailbird

    Might see the new guy tonight vs AVs! Oh, and get Domi !

    • Pistol Pete

      Domi is a possiblity. 27 and listed on CapFriendly as LW, C. Four years ago he had a 72 point season with MTL (28 G/44 A: 82 games) his only 20+ goal season. Possibly he’d find chemistry in Vegas and elevate his production back up to his 2018-19 season. This year with Kane he’s back closer to that (18 G/29 A: 58 game). He’s played mostly clear of injuries throughout his career.

    • Blitz

      I am definitely on the Domi band wagon. I still have no idea what his wing skills are, but I like the player and his center skills are solid. Would like a Deslauriers type player too to give some overall toughness to the team, but maybe too late in the year to do that kind of pickup.

  23. THE hockey GOD
    VGK have announced Laurent Brossoit is day-to-day with a lower body injury.

    Michael Hutchinson has been recalled from the AHL.

    oh boy not good for tonight’s game.

    I stand by original assertion that vgk need to get a veteran goalie

  24. Richie-Rich

    No, we do not need a goal tender, unless Quick or MAF are available LMAO! Maybe the snake charmer can come off LTIR for you?

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