Golden Knights Have 2 Big Decisions To Make This Offseason

The Vegas Golden Knights face a crucial offseason with significant decisions pending about key players Jonathan Marchessault and Chandler Stephenson, each integral to the team's success.

Marchessault, celebrated for his offensive abilities and leadership, has been a cornerstone of the team since its inception.

His contract situation presents a challenge, as the team must balance his valuable contributions with the realities of salary cap constraints and long-term strategic planning.

Marchessault will be 34 years old in December, but still seems to have a lot left in the tank, evidenced by his career-high in goals scored this past season with 42.

Chandler Stephenson's versatility and consistency have cemented his role as a pivotal center. With his contract also due for renewal, the Golden Knights need to evaluate his impact on both ends of the ice against the backdrop of their financial limits.

As of right now, Stephenson is a top-line center and would generate a ton of interest on the open market, perhaps more than Vegas could give him, so we could very likely see him on a different team next season.

The 30-year-old has put up 53 goals and 127 assists for 180 total points across 235 games played across the last three seasons with Vegas. Photo Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports