The Case for Keeping Jonathan Marchessault AND Chandler Stephenson

Both Jonathan Marchessault and Chandler Stephenson are free agents next season. Here's why the Vegas Golden Knights should extend both stars.

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3. What Will Happen Next?

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It's too early to tell who might return to the Vegas Golden Knights next season. Both forwards have done an excellent job recently, keeping the Golden Knights offense afloat.

But, Jonathan Marchessault appears to have the early lead because of his overall season. The winger is on pace for 44 goals this season, putting him in the NHL's upper echelons.

Still, you can't discount Chandler Stephenson and his recent run. If the center continues to build on his incredible February month, the Golden Knights will have no choice but to bring back both forwards.