3 former Golden Knights to root for in the playoffs

With the Vegas Golden Knights being freshly eliminated from the postseason, fans should have some rooting interest in the playoffs.
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What are Vegas Golden Knights fans doing now that the beloved team in Las Vegas has been eliminated? Are they going golfing in Summerlin, drinking a few beers during the rounds? Are they chilling with the kids, getting them ready for a fun-filled summer? Or are they still glued to their television sets and streaming devices, watching the Stanley Cup playoffs go on?

If they're doing the latter, then they're hardcore hockey fans. The beautiful sport has had plenty of compelling storylines throughout the playoffs. That includes the New York Rangers steamrolling the competition and the Edmonton Oilers, led by Connor McDavid, looking to bring the Stanley Cup back to Canada for the first time since 1993. Of course, there are the underdogs like the Vancouver Canucks and Colorado Avalanche that make matters even more intriguing. With teams getting knocked off their perches, it adds to the NHL drama.

But Golden Knights fans should dig a little deeper and not just have a team to root for. They should have a player, particularly a former Golden Knight, to pull for. After all, they might've won the Stanley Cup with Vegas last season or have had a memorable tenure in Sin City. Getting behind a former Golden Knight gives the fans a sense of pride, with them knowing that the former Vegas star is still thriving.

With that, there are plenty of notable names to have played for the Golden Knights still playing in the playoffs. Some are surviving and thriving while others are stuck in a tough battle. Still, let's give these former Golden Knights their dues and honor their contributions. It's time to pick three former Vegas superstars (and coaches) that fans should be rooting for during the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs.