Why Vegas Needs to Extend Jonathan Marchessault

The Original Misfit has been a spark plug for the Vegas Golden Knights offensively in the past month. Here's why it's time to give him an extension.

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When your team is in a pinch with injuries, who do you call? Do you make a trade that costs you a draft pick or two? Do you sacrifice a chicken to make the bad mojo go away? For the Vegas Golden Knights, they were running out of options. That is, until Jonathan Marchessault woke up.

An incredible month of January has catapulted the Original Misfit to this point. He's boosted everything for Vegas, from the power play to the top line. Marchessault's play has kept the Golden Knights afloat during their rough health stretch. On top of that, the Knights are getting reinforcements back in time for the playoffs!

But there's one problem: Jonathan Marchessault will become a free agent after this season. Vegas will lose the 33-year-old's services unless they agree to an extension. But the Golden Knights shouldn't let the right wing walk. Here's why you can't just let the Original Misfit free fallin'.