The Vegas Golden Knights will not be active at the trade deadline after all.
It was thought a few weeks back that they might be, but owner Bill Foley said in a radio interview yesterday that the final payment would not be made in time.
“We won’t make it before the trade deadline,” Foley told KXNT, per The Sin Bin. “The documentation is unbelievable. I have documentation with the league on a franchise agreement. I have documentation on a loan we are taking out with CitiBank. I’ve got my personal stuff, which all has to get in and get approved. If you saw the stack of documents you’d say it’s not a pretty picture.”
Foley added that it was other teams that wanted to make deals more than it was his team.
“They want to lock up some of their players for the playoff run and after the playoff run,” he said.
What’s he talking about there?
Well, if the Golden Knights were active at the deadline, teams could’ve sent them draft picks or prospects to not select certain players in the expansion draft.
But that’ll have to wait now.