Boston Bruins Are Reportedly Interested in Golden Knights Forward

William Carrier of the Vegas Golden Knights. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
William Carrier of the Vegas Golden Knights. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) /

The Vegas Golden Knights are back tonight against pacific division rival, the Los Angeles Kings. In previous matchups, the Knights have been very hit or miss, but given the fire that the Knights should have after being shutout two times in a row, I expect this game to be a blowout in favor of the Knights.

Speaking of that, how do you guys feel about Jack Eichel making his Golden Knights debut? I was happy with how he performed. There was some rust that needs to get knocked off, but all in all, a pretty good game. He facilitated well to the wings, played solid defense, the one concern I have was that he didn’t really shoot the puck well.

In bringing up Eichel, it was clear that Eichel had some rust to knock off. I also know that Mark Stone was missed greatly, but they can’t afford to play both of them at this time, so Stone is going to be on the LTIR for the foreseeable future. But they still need to find a way to clear cap space.

Over the course of the last couple seasons, there have been some rumors circulating that the Boston Bruins have interest in acquiring Golden Knights forward, William Carrier.

Our friends over at Causeway Crowd recently wrote about the possibility of them acquiring Carrier, and quite frankly, it would help their cap situation in more ways than one.

First, If the Golden Knights were to trade Carrier away, it would give the Golden Knights a chance to give some of their younger players consistent starts, and transition them to the NHL level officially.

Now, some of them have already seen NHL action with the Golden Knights, but it’s different when you are guaranteed a spot. With players like Jake Leschyshyn, Jonas Rondbjerg, and Paul Cotter, and Pavel Dorofeyev just waiting for a official chance, this trade would give one of them a roster spot.

Second, trading William Carrier away would give the Golden Knights the ability to clear some cap space. Now, although they can make the cap work in their current situation, It’s cheating. Well, I suppose it’s not cheating, but it’s taking advantage of the system. Which, I can’t hate on the Lightning for that and not hate on the Knights.

So, if the Golden Knights have the ability to clear Carrier’s $1,400,000, they should jump at the opportunity. Which leads me to the third and final reason.

Finally, the Golden Knights, when they chose to activate Mark Stone will likely be in the playoffs. Can we honestly say that he won’t have some rust to knock off? Because it’s playoff hockey, and it’s pretty important. Getting him game-reps with Pacioretty and Eichel would be very beneficial for all parties.

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Now, I know that would mean risking the chance at winning a Stanley cup, but in hopes of not having a Stanley cup that could be considered ‘tainted’, and getting Stone reps prior to the playoffs would be the best opportunity for the Knights.