I would be calling L.A back up and trying to get Vilardi. He's going to be a stud.
If it was a 6x6 contract L.A was looking for, I would be negotiating with Pacioretty to take a 7x6 deal, with Montreal retaing a million of his salary the next six years.
I know that sounds stupid, but I mean this team isn't going to be contending in the next 3 years.... half of Pacioretty's term is being ate up in the down years
If Vilardi is off the table, than I wouldn't be willing to retain salary. If that's even possible with a sign and trade.