The Vegas Golden Knights are off to a blistering start, and despite some controversial decisions surrounding players such as Vadim Shipachyov and Shea Theodore, the new franchise is 7-1-0 on the year, good for 5th in the NHL.
George McPhee has made a couple new moves this morning that will likely come with mixed opinions.
Jason Garrison is a former 30+ point defenseman, and peaked with 16 goals back with the Florida Panthers.
Griffin Reinhart, a former 4th overall pick in 2012, will go down to the AHL on a conditioning stint - he hasn't played any games with the Golden Knights.
The moves happen in response to the team's well-documented surplus on the blue line. McPhee has been attempting to trade these assets since the summer, but no one has been willing to bite. It will be interesting to see if Garrison clear waivers.
Calvin Pickard was another interesting name that McPhee placed on waivers and subsequently traded once he cleared. This could be a similar scenario.