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Scout Talks Kaut’s Upside, MacDonald’s NHL Value (+)

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What do Martin Kaut and Jacob MacDonald bring to the San Jose Sharks organization?

Yesterday, the Sharks acquired 2018 first-round pick Kaut and 29-year-old defenseman MacDonald from the Colorado Avalanche for 2018 first-round pick Ryan Merkley and veteran penalty killer Matt Nieto.

On the surface, it’s not much of a return for a former first-round pick and a 10-year NHL vet in Nieto.

BREAKING: Merkley, Nieto Traded to Avs

But I spoke with an NHL scout from outside of the San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche organizations who sees some promise with Kaut and NHL value in MacDonald.

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