The Vegas Golden Knights are coming off a pretty tough loss against the Buffalo Sabres. In the Golden Knights 3-1 loss, there were a lot of excuses that seemed to be made from fans all over social media.
First, there are a lot of people who may look back on the game and think that it was a hard fought game that didn’t go the Knights way. Or secondly, because they changed up lines in Reilly Smith’s absence, that they weren’t prepared and therefore, not in the position to play their best hockey.
My response to those different thoughts are: ‘Hard-fought’ doesn’t win you hockey games. More importantly, Reilly Smith’s absence is no excuse. You still have to win hockey games even if he isn’t in the lineup. Furthermore, It may be worth getting use too as well.
Reilly Smith was held out of the Golden Knights lineup yesterday against the Buffalo Sabres for undisclosed reasons. With Pete DeBoer not addressing the situation, it’s raised a lot of speculation.
Now, there is a lot of speculation regarding why Smith was out of the lineup, but the one thing we know for certain is that it wasn’t due to injury. We can also assume because it wasn’t addressed by Pete DeBoer that it wasn’t due to illness either. Which leads us to the third option- trade.