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Pretty much a win/win trade here.
Stone is expected to start the season injured. Meaning, Vegas is already going to have LTIR contracts activated. Adding another doesn't change anything in the short term. They are ahead a 2nd round pick asset wise compared to the deal that got vetoed at the deadline. They can always attach a 2nd to Weber next summer when he only has 2 years of term remaining, and the rebuilding team du jeur (did I get that French right?) will take him off their hands.
Montreal avoids LTIR for the next 3 seasons. LTIR is a hassle for most teams, and a huge competitive disadvantage. Dadonov also could get them a pick or a prospect at some point in the season. He has improved his play, and is a pending UFA, which makes him a lot more marketable as a trade piece since a team can simply walk away from him at the end of the season if doesn't play well. When the Senators were shopping him last season, he still had 2 years remaining after coming off a disappointing contract, and people speculating that he was a product of Barkov.