Written By: Joseph Gallegos
A new NHL season is almost among us. With pre-season underway, it just means we are days away from the regular season. We are also just coming off one of the craziest NHL seasons ever, with the Vegas Golden Knights going all the way to the Stanley Cup as an expansion team.
However they fell short to the Washington Capitals.
It’s been a very eventful offseason in the NHL, especially for Vegas. Losing All-Star wing James Neal, and wing David Peron, they added two time all-star, Paul Stastny, and captain Max Pacioretty. They also re-signed William Karlsson and Marc Andre Fleury.
So, can Vegas go for the Stanley Cup back to back? Well the roster for sure has the talent. The coaching is there, and Vegas has one of the best front offices in the league.
What’s standing in the Golden Knights way? The San Jose sharks are what kill any hopes Vegas has. A couple weeks ago, nobody gave the Sharks a chance. The Sharks general manager, Doug Wilson, made the blockbuster deal of the summer. Trading away three players and draft picks for five time all-star, four time NHL first team member, and two time defensive player of the year, Erik Karlsson.
He will be paired up with already another top defensemen, Brent Burns, giving the Sharks hands down the best defensive line in the league.
Never forgot the famous saying: “Defense wins championships,” said by Paul “Bear” Bryant.
It’s not impossible to beat the sharks. Vegas had one of the best offenses in the NHL last year. Vegas goalie Marc Andre Fleury had an All-Star season last year which is one of the reasons Vegas made it so far last season.
If you thought last season was crazy, this season will be nothing short of spectacular.