Fantasy Impact: The Montreal Canadiens have dealt prospect forward Danny Kristo to the New York Rangers in exchagne for prospect forward Christian Thomas.



The Habs get: a quick winger with a good shot and a goal-scoring pedigree. Thomas is the son of former NHLer Steve. You can read a full fantasy profile on Christian Thomas right here, courtesy of DobberProspects. Thomas is on a two-way contract with two years left at a $970,000 cap hit in the NHL.



The Rangers get: A smart, skilled right winger with second-line upside. You can read the full fantasy profile on Danny Kristo right here, courtesy of DobberProspects. Kristo is on a two-way contract with one year left at $1.3 million cap hit in the NHL.



Fantasy Players Impacted: They are each potential top six right wingers who are within two years of making the jump, so the move was motivated either by money or by simple scouting preference. But as far as depth charts go, on the right wing, things got a little tougher for Thomas and a little easier for Kristo.



Fantasy Players this helps, in order:

1. Kristo



Fantasy Players this hurts, in order:

1. Thomas





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robmyatt said:

Size debate getting old aleco83:

The chicago blackhawks are the 2nd smallest team in the NHL......and won the cup.
People who pay too much attention to size really have their talent evals out of whack.
July 03, 2013
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aleco83 said:

Thomas... Another tiny winger for MTL... they need to start breeding Prust.
July 03, 2013
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dantan said:

... Il like Thomas to be the best performer of the Bulldogs this year. They need scoring players.
In 2014-2015 maybe he will be on the big team.

Kristo had problem with ethic. With heart, no play!
July 03, 2013
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robmyatt said:

hurt? help? I think I would swap the hurt/help here.
If we approach it based on depth charts and their natural positions (both RW), Thomas has Gionta and Gallagher ahead of him. Kristo now has Callahan and Nash ahead of him as well as Zuccarello who played pretty well with 16min of ice time. Unless you have Nash at LW. It seems to switch depending on what site you use.
July 03, 2013
Votes: +1
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