Chicago Blackhawks: Looking at Vegas Golden Knights roster

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The Golden Knights have a fantastic roster that the Chicago Blackhawks need to be ready for.

The Chicago Blackhawks are going to be playing the Vegas Golden Knights in round number one. They surprised the hockey world when they upset the Edmonton Oilers in the play-in qualifying round. It was a brilliant series for them as they defeated the team with the NHL’s two leading scorers. Now, they move on and have to play a very good Vegas team. This is a team that rolls out four good forwards lines, three good defensive pairs, and has two elite goalies.

The Golden Knights have been one of the best teams in the National Hockey League since joining. They went all the way to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season where they were defeated by the Washington Capitals. This year, they made it to the playoffs to extend their streak of making the playoffs to start their history. They have Stanley Cup aspirations once again.

They won every single game they played in the round-robin which is why they were able to draw the 12th seed Blackhawks in the first round. They looked very good at doing it too because they are a deep team that is well-coached.

If the Golden Knights are going to go to the Stanley Cup Final this year, they need their lineup to play to their potential from top to bottom. They have good players all over the place and that is what is going to be the biggest issue for the Blackhawks. This is a very different animal compared to the Edmonton Oilers because Vegas is a much deeper team. This is a look at the positions for them: