The Vegas Golden Knights are in serious troubles after salary mismanagement. After trying to load up their roster as much as possible they were forced to make hilarious moves like trading away Max Pacioretty
and Dylan Coghlan
to the Carolina Hurricanes for future conferences?
This was a trade Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon definitely never wanted to make. McCrimmon paid a huge price to acquire Pacorietty, trading away a 2nd round pick, Tomas Tatar
, and a gem the Montreal Canadiens will likely name their next Captain, Nick Suzuki
Recently Pacioretty joined the Raw Knuckles Podcast where he would speak on his time in Vegas
When I first got to Vegas, it was weird that there was like no accountability. And I'm not talking about in the team; I'm talking about like ever. You couldn't feel pressure coming off anyone else, from the coach to the management.
There was a relief when I got there. But then I found myself being like, ‘I've got to reel this in and hold myself to a higher standard which I had always done.' But maybe I got away from it when I had everyone else holding me accountable (in Montreal).
Pacioretty would also share the very noticeable difference in fan bases:
"I mentioned that at the end of the year that no one is really holding us accountable. If we have a bad year like this, the city would be half on fire in Montreal. Here in Vegas, it's 80 degrees, and it's sunny. We're getting our car washed and getting our organic food, and going to play golf. I was kind of like, ‘we've got to police this thing a little better amongst each other.' I don't want to say it was a country club, but you have no one from the outside holding you accountable."