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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1. The Vegas Golden Knights Can Make Another Move

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The big news from the Anthony Mantha trade is the Vegas Golden Knights are only paying for 50% of Mantha's salary. By salary, we're talking $2.85 million saved on Vegas's end. That's a big deal considering they're still in play for players like Frank Vatrano or another solid forward.

With Mark Stone going on LTIR, the Golden Knights have space to make an additional move at forward. Finally, Vegas has goal scorers that mean business. No more AHL-level players for the remainder of the season, for you have veteran forwards instead of warm bodies.