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CONTROVERSY: The Golden Knights about to pull it off again this year? They are actively seeking to replace Mark Stone

Published February 24, 2024 at 4:56 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN

History repeats itself as, increasingly, Stanley Cup-winning teams significantly exceed the salary cap during the playoffs.

We know that the infamous cap is not counted during the postseason, so teams have the luxury of making major acquisitions during the season without worrying about exceeding the cap later.

The problem is that it has become a full-fledged strategy. The Lightning won a Cup with over 18 million above the cap, and the Golden Knights, last year, also exceeded it by a significant margin.

Their captain, Mark Stone, missed a lot of hockey and magically returned for the first playoff game. The Golden Knights are about to pull it off again, as the captain is still injured for several weeks, and rumors suggest they are on the verge of making a very big acquisition.


Indeed, according to The Fourth Period website, the Knights have their sights on Adam Henrique, Vladimir Tarasenko, or Jake Guentzel.

If the team is indeed able to acquire a scorer like Guentzel due to Mark Stone's injury, it will once again create a lot of buzz, especially if the captain returns for the first playoff game, as he did last year.


Source: RDT
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