Hockey is currently on hiatus but there is a very real danger that the season could be cancelled completely, which might mean the end for a slew of Vegas Golden Knights players.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Vegas Golden Knights and the rest of the NHL are on lockdown and there is no clear end in sight at the moment.
The league is in the same boat as all of the other major sports when it comes to being dictated to by the greater powers above them in regards to a return date.
With COVID-19 not slowing down, it is uncertain when sports will return if at all this year, although the NHL is exploring a bevy of different options for if hockey does resume this year.
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From a 24-team playoff format to reducing the regular season and then jumping into the postseason, nothing is off the table as we all wait for the best sport on the planet to return.
However, we also have to be aware of the fact that there is a very real danger that the year could be cancelled completely with protecting the 2020-21 season a huge priority for the NHL.
And, if that is the case then it could mean the end of the road for a handful of members of the Vegas Golden Knights.
After all, the Golden Knights currently have five pending UFA’s and three pending RFA’s with around $11 million in cap space should the salary cap for 2020-21 remain at $81.5 million.
Given that the Golden Knights will likely want to bolster their roster either via free agency or the trade market, they won’t be able to re-sign all of their free agents.
We picked out four players in particular that, if the unthinkable does happen and hockey doesn’t return this year, may have played their last game for the Vegas Golden Knights.