Both Pacioretty and Stone came with a contract extension. Forsberg isn’t eligible to sign one until this summer. Even if he did come with an extension, he’s not fetching Kotnaniemi or Suzuki. Also, none of prospects traded above were established in the NHL. They were all 1-2 years away. Suzuki was seen as a very good prospect when the trade was made. He was seen as a lesser prospect than Brannstrom and Glass at the time and was supposed to be a winger. Turns out he found another gear ~8 months after the trade and blew past Glass and Brannstrom within a year.