3 pending free agents the Vegas Golden Knights should avoid in NHL free agency

While there are some intriguing free agency options for the Vegas Golden Knights, there are some options that aren't as attractive.
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With the Vegas Golden Knights looking at the offseason, they must look at which holes to fill. Some positions, such as the goaltender position, aren't of the utmost urgent need. With Adin Hill and Logan Thompson locked in for another year, the Golden Knights aren't worried about filling the position too much. That's especially true with their goaltending prospects making some noise (Carl Lindbom is a perfect example).

Defensemen? It's slightly more urgent with Alec Martinez being an unrestricted free agent and Shea Theodore in the last year of his current deal. However, Noah Hanifin was brought in as Martinez's replacement, making the Golden Knights younger at the position. There are also prospects like Kaeden Korczak waiting in the wings, hoping to get their opportunity next season. Therefore, it's not as pressing.

Now, the forward position? That's something that must urgently be addressed. The Golden Knights have five forwards hitting free agency this summer. With a free agent coming off every line, it's crucial for Vegas to hit a home run this summer. Otherwise, the team will shift away from an identity they've known for the longest time: Being a team with balanced scoring and puck distribution.

However, not all free agents are the same, for they come in all shapes and sizes. Whether they're grizzled veterans or are still in their prime, some free agents will carry more value than others. Therefore, it's vital to nail the offseason and bring in the right people. Some shining examples for the Vegas Golden Knights in recent memory include Adin Hill and Alex Pietrangelo.

But there are some free agents that Kelly McCrimmon should avoid. Some of these free agents aren't the most ideal signings for the Golden Knights, which would hurt the team more than it would help. Here are three free agents that Vegas should avoid like the plague.