We had a feeling that trades would heat up as the start of the 2021 NHL draft approached, and heat up they have.
In a continuation of his offseason blue-line makeover, Philadelphia Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher traded the No. 14 overall pick in the 2021 draft, defenseman Robert Hagg and a 2023 second-round pick to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen.
In addition to giving the Sabres an additional first-round pick, it also provides some additional cap space for Buffalo GM Kevyn Adams. How did both GMs do in the swap? Here are our grades for each club: