Bill Foley, the owner of the Vegas Golden Knights, has stated the main goal for Vegas this offseason is to improve their powerplay. Foley plans to meet with the Golden Knights’ front office and pro scouting staff in the coming weeks to draw up their plan for the offseason.
The Golden Knights finished the playoffs a brutal 4-for-43 on the powerplay, one season after their power-play shortcomings also cost them against Dallas in the Western Conference Final.
The Knights must decide this offseason whether to keep Marc-Andre Fleury or goalie partner Robin Lehner. Fleury was rumored to go to the Pittsburgh Penguins last off-season but Foley wanted Fleury to stay in Vegas.
David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Knights are projected to have a little more than $5 million salary cap space. One of their other key pieces of business is figuring out whether they can afford to re-sign defenseman Alec Martinez, who will be an unrestricted free agent and is due a hefty raise.
For Vegas to free up cap space to sign Martinez and find a sniper either through trade or free agency, they will have make a tough choice. Either trade Fleury or Lehner. If Foley is true to his word and wants Fleury to retire as a Golden Knight, Lehner could be the goalie traded this offseason.