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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3. Pete DeBoer

Now, you're probably thinking this piece is absolute hogwash. Hey, it's understandable. Pete DeBoer was behind the bench for the Dallas Stars as they vanquished the Vegas Golden Knights in seven games. Add in the fact he's a former head coach for the Golden Knights and it's completely understandable.

However, Vegas fans should get behind DeBoer for many reasons. For one, he's a classy head coach, harboring a reputation as one of the kindest people in the game. Just look at how well-respected he was after game seven against Vegas.

It's hard to hate a head coach who's humble and reserved. In today's world, the media is filled with boisterous, loud personalities. While it might sell merchandise and tickets, it doesn't last long. For a quiet head coach like Pete DeBoer, it's difficult to hate someone that doesn't come off as foolish.

That's why Golden Knights fans should follow Alex Pietrangelo's wife and root for DeBoer to win the Stanley Cup. He's come so close on numerous occasions, only to fall short every time. It's high time the former Golden Knights head coach got a title, with this season being the best opportunity.