Remember when Las Vegas didn’t deserve a hockey team because the city is in the middle of the desert? Boy have we come a long way from that.
Nothing like buying your wins via purchasing the right to roster-poach! Why scout, draft and develop when you can be handed a great team while simultaneously weakening every competitor?
— Skol (@SkolIsInSession) January 8, 2018
Artificial success. Generated by process guaranteeing ONLY success for the expansion team. New team strategy: 1) Disband current team; 2) Petition for a new team under the current expansion draft rules; 3) Tear great players from every team in the league; 4) Voila WINERS! EASY
— Matt Ozolnieks (@Ozolnieks) January 7, 2018
When you get everyone else's 2nd line you end up with a hell of a team.
— jth578 (@jth_578) January 8, 2018
Or my personal favorite…
Ya except a monkey could have assembled a winning team, this expansion was basically handed a winning team from the get go
— Dustin (@8Dustin1) January 6, 2018
There seems to be a growing belief that the expansion rules were so easy that the Golden Knights had no choice but to be the best team in the Western Conference.
Let’s start by conceding a bit. Yes, the 2017 Expansion Draft was the most favorable in modern sports history. This is just a fact.