3 Golden Knights that could be traded

After discussing three potential Golden Knight free agents that won't return, let's look at the players who could be traded.
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Life isn't good for the Vegas Golden Knights right now. This year was supposed to be their year, with a loaded roster and talent everywhere. However, it wasn't meant to be, for there will be a new Stanley Cup champion this season. Fans have heard this song and dance numerous times by now. However, that's the harsh reality Las Vegas has been dealt.

With that comes numerous questions about the roster. Who's staying and who's going? What will the Golden Knights do with their limited cap space this offseason? These are a couple of pressing questions for a team that's going all-in on their contention window. Vegas better put its best poker face on because this offseason will be critical for the franchise's direction.

People will be eyeing the Vegas Golden Knights roster and see which free agents are staying and going. Of course, fans have one particular free agent they want to return: Jonathan Marchessault. While it's undetermined whether the Golden Knights will retain his services, there's another factor to consider.

That involves which players will be traded, with the Golden Knights trying to create cap space. With the trade deadline adding two new members of the Golden Knights long-term, Vegas is looking to retool and get younger. Of course, these aren't the only factors in play for a potential trade.

Other factors include players who are underperforming. Can Vegas find a potential trade partner for players who aren't meeting their expectations? The Golden Knights will be hard-pressed to find any cap space this offseason, even with the salary cap jumping up. Therefore, Vegas will look to offload any players they might find underwhelming... if the price is right. Here are three players that could be traded during the offseason.