Vegas can take this pending free agent from the Boston Bruins

With the Vegas Golden Knights searching for quality forwards, they might have to stock up on clam chowder for this quality free agent.
Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Six
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Why DeBrusk isn't the best fit

If there's one thing that can improve for Jake DeBrusk, it's improving his play off the puck. He can get lost in the play and let opposing offensive players get past him, which can cause problems. The 27-year-old can also only play the left wing position, which would leave the Vegas Golden Knights handicapped. How can Bruce Cassidy work his lineup and make necessary adjustments if one of the players is tied to a singular position?

Speaking of the wing position, DeBrusk is largely inconsistent as an offensive player. There are times when he can be on fire and scorch the earth with his goals (for example, his series against Florida). Then, there are times when he's ice cold, with Boston's series against Toronto being a shining example. The first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft didn't score for the last four games of that series, being completely shut out. He's also clashed with Cassidy in the past, which was a part of why the head coach was out of Boston. That personality clash could rear its ugly head again.

There also might be concern that he's too pricey for Vegas to even touch. The Boston winger was a cap hit of $4 million this season, with his AAV steadily going up. Now whether that's the case this offseason remains to be seen. However, the Edmonton native is 27 years old and can score goals, which means he should fetch a decent contract in free agency.