To get you set for the start of the NHL season, I am doing a special Pacific Division series preview for our flagship podcast: Oilersnation Radio. New episodes of the pod usually drop every Friday but as a special bonus, I'll be interviewing a reporter from every other Pacific Division team and getting the lowdown on how the Oiler's divisional rivals are looking heading into training camps.
In episode one, I was joined by Ken Boehlke of Sin Bin Vegas to discuss the wild offseason that the Vegas Golden Knights just went through. Max Pacioretty and Evgeni Dadonov are out the door, they made a coaching change, plus they'll be without Robin Lehner for the entire season. They lost some key pieces and really didn't add all that much. With all that in mind, Ken laid out the path to success for the Golden Knights.
"I think the plan is mostly let's get healthy and let's get 82 games out of Mark Stone and have Jack Eichel for 82 games, and get 82 games out of William Karlsson, none of which happened a year ago. I think that's kind of step one. But then two more answer your question. I think they're hoping for more out of Nick Roy and or Brett Howden."
Having a full season of Jack Eichel will be huge, but the Golden Knights are far from a lock to make the postseason, which Ken outlined in our chat. The link to the podcast is right here in the article or you can find it by searching "Oilersnation Radio" wherever you get your podcasts from.
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