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Golden Knights might pursue star defenseman Alex Pietrangelo

Pro Hockey Rumors logo Pro Hockey Rumors 9/27/2020 Holger Stolzenberg, Pro Hockey Rumors
a man wearing a helmet: If Alex Pietrangelo does opt to return to St. Louis or chooses another destination, there are other options for the Golden Knights to upgrade on defense in free agency. © Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports If Alex Pietrangelo does opt to return to St. Louis or chooses another destination, there are other options for the Golden Knights to upgrade on defense in free agency.

The Vegas Golden Knights seem to be a team that is being mentioned in multiple rumors for many pending unrestricted free agents despite having little to no cap room. The most recent one has the Golden Knights ready to pounce on St. Louis Blues star defenseman Alex Pietrangelo, who currently isn’t expected to re-sign with St. Louis.

David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal confirms that the Golden Knights are ready to go after the right-shot defenseman, who finished fourth in the Norris Trophy voting this year, assuming he reaches free agency on Oct. 9 and Vegas will deal with salary-cap juggling after that. Much of the reasoning comes from owner Bill Foley’s will to win and spend to the cap ceiling, while other teams are trying to refrain from that.

Of course, if Pietrangelo does opt to return to St. Louis or chooses another destination, Schoen notes there are other options for the Golden Knights to upgrade on defense in free agency, including a pair of blueliners who spent time playing for head coach Peter DeBoer in San Jose, Brenden Dillon and Dylan DeMelo.

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a man wearing a helmet: If Alex Pietrangelo does opt to return to St. Louis or chooses another destination, there are other options for the Golden Knights to upgrade on defense in free agency. © Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports If Alex Pietrangelo does opt to return to St. Louis or chooses another destination, there are other options for the Golden Knights to upgrade on defense in free agency.

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