Lots of rumors going around lately regarding Pittsburgh wanting to make a run at Pacioretty. With them only having 2.8M left in cap space to sign Oleksiak and Jarry, I was wondering was sort of deal including a dump would make this work? Pittsburgh: Hagelin, Carl (4M) Sprong, Daniel (750k) 2019 1st round pick Conditional 2021 2nd round pick * Montreal: Pacioretty, Max (4.5M) - Retained 2M Byron, Paul (1.16M) Net cap effect: Increase in Pittsburg's cap space by 1.1M, decrease by the same amount for Mtl. Byron is effectively Hagelin at a quarter of the cost in terms of production, and Pacioretty well, that's 30-40G. Hagelin could be flipped for picks afterward by Mtl. (2nd/3rd picks at the TDL). Best case scenario for Pitts: 60 G injection in the lineup with added speed. (Better odds at the cup.) Worst case scenario for Pitts: Casperetti + 10G Byron. Best case scenario for Mtl: That's 2 1st round picks and 2 2nd rd picks. (Sprong was a 2nd) Worst case scenario for Mtl: That's a 1st, 2 2nd rd picks, and a plug in the lineup. *Condition on the pick: Becomes a 2020 1st round pick if either of the following options are met: A) Pittsburg goes beyond the 2nd round of playoffs in 2019. B) Pacioretty agrees to an extension with the club.