The Vegas Golden Knights are one of the best teams in the Pacific Division and are destined for a nice playoff run this upcoming postseason. They are one of the best teams in the league and are really good at one they do, the scary thing is though, they are only going to get better during the coming months.
The Vegas Golden Knights traded for a star when they sent Alex Tuch, Peyton Krebs, and a few conditional draft picks to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Jack Eichel. The deal gave Eichel a chance on a team contending for a championship, and it gave him the chance to get the surgery he needed to get done.
The Golden Knights traded for a 25-year-old still signed for a handful of seasons at 10 million dollars. The deal is giving them their franchise player, and they already look pretty good without him on the ice so far.
Vegas is going to have to figure out the cap space to get Eichel on the active roster once he is healthy, but even after they do that they still have some 16 players all of who have put up at least ten points this season.
They are a deep team with players like William Karlsson, Max Pacioretty, Chandler Stephenson, Reilly Smith, and Johnathan Marchessault. Not to mention their captain Mark Stone who has 24 points through the first 21 games he has played in this season.
The Golden Knights have a great team already, and putting Eichel on their roster is only going to make them that little bit better. They are destined to be the top team in the Pacific and very well should be well on their way to a trip to the Stanley Cup Final.
Jack Eichel has not played a hockey game since March 7th, 2021, and getting back in the action on a team actually playing for something more than a lottery pick is going to fuel him to be one of the best players around. I wouldn’t be surprised if he comes in and takes this team on his back during the playoffs.