What Trading for Anthony Mantha Means for the Vegas Golden Knights's Future

Anthony Mantha is headed to Sin City! What does it mean for the future of the Vegas Golden Knights? Will Vegas make another deal?
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The Vegas Golden Knights are slumping HARD. They've gained points in three of their last ten games, giving way to the Edmonton Oilers in the Pacific Division. So what does general manager Kelly McCrimmon do? He gets forward Anthony Mantha from the Washington Capitals for a 2024 2nd-round draft pick and a 2026 4th-round pick.

The prayers of Vegas Golden Knights fans everywhere have been answered. McCrimmon responded in kind, getting a forward who's scored 20 goals in 56 games this season. No longer are you relying on Henderson Silver Knights or regular bodies to fill the void. Now the 29-year-old is coming in, making the Golden Knights lineup more NHL-worthy.

But what does that bode for the future of the Golden Knights? What about the draft picks sent over to Washington? Will Vegas make another move and part with more picks? Here's what it means for the future of the Golden Knights.