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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3. Anthony Mantha Won't Be On the Books Next Season

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Unless the Quebec native does extremely well and forces McCrimmon's hand on an extension, the Vegas Golden Knights won't worry about Anthony Mantha's salary next season, for he's a rental. That leaves the door open for a Jonathan Marchessault extension or any corresponding move.

With the NHL's salary cap set to jump by $4.2 million in 2024-2025, such moves are still on the table. You can keep the core around and possibly explore extending the former Detroit Red Wing if he exceeds expectations. With Mantha on board, the Golden Knights can remain competitive this season and possibly the next.