Ducks and Golden Knights Still Working Through Dadonov Trade

The NHL trade que was reportedly backed up so much on Monday the league had dozens of trades in line waiting for league approval at the 3pm deadline. It appears the league has a processing issue and something that needs to be reviewed before next season's trade deadline. Speaking of being reviewed, word is the Vegas Golden Knights didn't review forward Evgeni Dadonov's 10-team no-trade list when he was acquired via the Ottawa Senators last season. Then at the deadline on Monday, the Golden Knights dealt Dadonov to the Anaheim Ducks, a team he protected himself from with his no-trade.

The income tax in California is likely one of the many reasons Dadonov wants to avoid the Ducks. The complete deal included the Ducks receiving the Vegas forward and a conditional second-round pick in exchange for defenseman John Moore and Ryan Kesler's contract. A move that saves the Golden Knights some serious money so they have no issues when Mark Stone and several others are set to make their return to the ice.

In 62 games this season Dadonov has been solid, scoring 15 goals and adding 12 assists. He's signed through next season at $5 million and given how much he's set to lose in the trade, can you really blame him for being upset? 

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