2 Players Golden Knights Could Trade Next

The Vegas Golden Knights have always been a team that if a player isn't performing, they won't be around for long. We've seen this relatively new team go through so much talent, but it finally paid off last season. Don't expect their mentality to change as it will keep them at the top of the league. Their team is likely to change a bit over the course of the next year, so here's a look at two players who could be traded next.

William Karlsson

The Golden Knights have the contracts of Jonathan Marchessault and Chandler Stephenson ending after the season, and the team will likely be looking to bring back both of them on larger deals. This will impact the rest of the team, including William Karlsson who is being paid a significant amount of money to likely be playing on the third line this season. If Jack Eichel and Stephenson are the top two centermen, there isn't a lot Karlsson can do to move up. He's signed for four more years at $5.9 million AAV and can be a fit in the top-six on many other teams. Vegas might be looking to clear money, and he's the obvious choice at forward. This likely won't come until next offseason though.

Robin Lehner

The Golden Knights are set in net this season, but could possibly have a problem if Robin Lehner returns to action. There's still a chance that he retires, but he could also play. If he indeed does get healthy and decide to play, the team will have no choice but to move him. There is no option for them to buy him out anymore as that time has passed this offseason. He still has two years left at $5 million AAV, so it won't be cheap to do so and the options are limited.

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