Vegas Golden Knights: D Options Mathew Dumba or Sami Vatanen


Vegas Golden Knights: The anxiousness is building up in us all, Vegas is soon to select players among NHL teams in protected lists, are these two defensemen a possibility?

Vegas Golden Knights: Now a look at two possible defensemen Vegas can grab to help build their blue line. Both defensemen are relatively young and have seen their fair share of NHL experience, one comes with a higher price and the other has a kink to be worked out. Which will Vegas choose…

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Sami Vatanen perhaps Vegas decides to gamble on, after a down year, the 26-year-old puck moving defensemen provides a lot of upside for Vegas, he’ll give them an #1, #2 option on the power play, he has room to grow and has shown he can compete at a high level. Now at $4.8 million per year for another three years until he’s free of his contract, is Vegas willing to spend $10.3 million on two players for one year, possibly, and it’s an option.

Perhaps Mat Dumba will be sporting Vegas Golden Knight thread next season? Dumba, who played top 3 defensemen minutes in Minnesota this year, who we saw have a bounce back year but fall short in the playoffs. Dumba played alongside Ryan Suter much of the 2016-2017 season and has slowly proven his worth in the NHL despite playing under the limelight of a lot of good Minnesota defensemen. This is definitely an option for Vegas being that he is 22-years-old, has increasingly had better years since he came into the league in 2013, and his contract is a no brainer, $2.2 million for one year until he becomes an RFA(restricted free agent), only problem Vegas will have is working around the RFA.

This is definitely an option for Vegas being that he is 22-years-old, has increasingly had better years since he came into the league in 2013, and his contract is a no brainer, $2.2 million for one year until he becomes an RFA(restricted free agent), only problem Vegas will have is working around the RFA.

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Source: Fox Sports

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