Maybe the duma$$ GM's stop giving NC and NT contracts?
I personally took from that article the fact that it was the league GM's fault for being stupid and the VGK being smart.
I wrote this in another post.....nobody and I mean NOBODY envisioned this early success was going to happen.
Not even the Knight's management themselves believed it. There were from the start looking to field a team that could be somewhat competitive but were also planning on getting rid of the contracts of guys like Neal, Perron, etc at the trade deadline in order to build for the future. Obviously they didn't move many pieces as the plan suddenly changed with the surprising success. Their whole plan was to be good and compete for a Cup in 3-5 years....not this year.
To say that some of these guys on this team have vastly overachieved is an understatement and something I attribute to many of these guys playing with giant chips on their shoulders.
Las Vegas does not traditionally like losing money to gamblers but my guess is they may have lost a few $$ on local bettors taking the over on the line of 70 pts for the season set by the casinos prior to the start of the year. Not even the experts who set the gambling lines had any clue!
Raise your hand if you looked at the Vegas roster at the beginning of the year and thought....."oh yeah, 1st place in the Pacific and a sweep in the 1st round of the playoffs."
Put your hand down....YOU DID NOT!