Trade grades: Carolina Hurricanes get Max Pacioretty from Vegas Golden Knights

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While free agent signings dominated the discussion Wednesday as the market officially opened, there were a few trades as well.

The Vegas Golden Knights dealt forward Max Pacioretty and defenseman Dylan Coghlan to Carolina for future considerations. No salary was retained in the deal as Vegas looked to clear cap space.

Who comes out ahead in this one? Here's how both GMs did in the swap: