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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1. Teddy Blueger

Teddy Blueger won the Stanley Cup with the Vegas Golden Knights last season, providing a special team's spark for the group. Acting as a penalty killer, the Latvian forward stopped opposing power plays in their tracks. Although his contributions went unnoticed (two goals and four assists in 18 games), he was still a key part of the Golden Knights becoming champions in 2022-23.

Now? Blueger is chilling on the checking line for the Vancouver Canucks, as he tries to help them win their first Stanley Cup. This season, the Latvian forward has six goals and 22 assists, adding value for a grinding Canucks team. Overall, Vancouver has unleashed their offense upon the NHL, which has put people on notice. Thank Blueger for being a crucial part of the movement, Canucks fans.

One interesting note is that Teddy Blueger is on a one-year deal with Vancouver, meaning he'll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Could a reunion be in the works for the Canucks forward and the Vegas Golden Knights? It's possible, especially since the Golden Knights have five forwards as unrestricted free agents this summer. Vegas could use all the forward depth they can get, with the team dynamic drastically changing. As for now, Golden Knights fans should root for Blueger to bring home the Stanley Cup for the Canucks.