3 reasons the Vegas Golden Knights didn't win the Stanley Cup

The Vegas Golden Knights didn't win the Stanley Cup. These are the three reasons why.
Vegas Golden Knights v Dallas Stars - Game Seven
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Tomas Hertl didn't make the impact that Vegas was hoping for this year

The Vegas Golden Knights put Mark Stone on LTIR which allowed them to have some cap flexibility during the regular season. A lot of people don’t like it but it worked for them last season as well. 

They acquired Noah Hanifin and Tomas Hertl at the trade deadline which filled some big gaps for them once Hertl returned from injury. This is a move that can help them long beyond this year as well. 

Noah Hanifin did his job. He had five points in the seven games which is great offensive production from the blue line. However, they didn’t get what they needed from Hertl. 

Tomas Hertl scored a goal in the first game of the series but that was the end of it for him. He didn’t have a point the rest of the way. It makes you wonder if his injury was lingering. 

He scored when the adrenaline of the series starting was high but he never regained that. We know he can make an impact in the playoffs because we’ve seen it before with the San Jose Sharks but he didn’t have it. 

Hertl wasn’t the only Knight dealing with something this round. They need to make sure they get him and the rest of the team healthy before training camp so they can make another run at this thing next year.