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– TVA Sports (@TVASports) June 17, 2023
As everyone knows, unless they’ve been living in a cave for the past week, the Vegas Golden Knights have been crowned Stanley Cup champions for the 2023 edition.
That’s quite a feat for such a young expansion team.
Barely out of his team’s first conquest, the owner already wants more.
“We’re not done yet. When (William) Karlsson agreed to an eight-year contract, I told him I expected three Stanley Cups during his deal.” – Bill Foley
“[…] When we were taking the picture, I looked at him and said, “Okay, you got one. (But) do you remember what I told you?”” – Bill Foley
The Knights will have to win two more Stanley Cups in four years to meet the owner’s expectations, given that Karlsson has four seasons left on his eight-year contract.
It should also be noted that the team’s general manager, Kelly McCrimmon, stated at the same press conference that he was confident of being able to retain the current champion core.
In fact, he believes he’ll be able to do so more easily than previous champion teams.
That’s what we’ll see this summer, when the Golden Knights should have around $8 million available under the salary cap with Robin Lehner on the LTIR.
Let’s see how Vegas handles it all.
In a gust
– A Johnathan Kovacevic 2.0 on the horizon?
The Montreal Canadiens will maintain a solid waiver priority throughout the offseason.
But can the #GoHabsGo find another gem, such as Johnathan Kovacevic?
Here’s a closer look at the offseason waiver-wire priority list for the entire NHL:https://t.co/UTlPXtGD0G
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) June 17, 2023
– Will Smith compared to William Nylander, Ryan Leonard compared to Sam Bennett.
I have had NHL scouts compare Smith to Nylander…and I like that comp for him. I have also seen Leonard compared to Bennett, and I like that comp too…but I think Leonard is a bit faster and has a better shot. I don’t know…to each his own…but give me Leonard.
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) June 17, 2023
– Imagine Connor Hellebuyck in Edmonton.
– Caleb Kerney (@CKerneyWriter) June 17, 2023
– Anton Lundell’s development is going quite well.
Anton Lundell played some of his best field hockey of the season during the Stanley Cup Final.
The young Finn wants to improve his strength and speed during the offseason and be a “difference maker” for the Panthers. https://t.co/s7noHhQIXf
– David Dwork (@DavidDwork) June 17, 2023
– That’s right.