You can bet that 30-year-old former Kontinental Hockey League forward Vadim Shipachyov is not at all happy with the way the Las Vegas Golden Knights are currently handling things.
Shipachyov is currently stuck in the American Hockey League, a move that was made while Vegas worked out a trade for one or more of the defensemen they stacked during the expansion draft. The problem now of course is that general manager George McPhee has not made any such trade despite admitting that he had teams calling him with interest.
Now according to NHL.com correspondent Sean Shapiro Shipachyov will be forced to miss the Golden Knights season opener, and the first official game in the franchises history, because the Golden Knights still have 9 defensemen on their roster.
Not the way you want to treat a guy you are paying $4.5 million to play NHL hockey, not to mention keeping him in the AHL will certainly decrease their odds of winning.