Justin Emerson and Case Keefer are reunited for their first podcast in more than a month, and use the time to discuss the Golden Knights' win streak, trade-deadline acquisitions and playoff positioning.
With 18 games left in the regular season, the Vegas Golden Knights sit in better position than they have all year.
Justin Emerson and Case Keefer come to a mutual agreement on that opinion on the latest Vegas Golden Podcast, presented by the Credit One Bank Vegas Born card. The overwhelming optimism shooting out of City National Arena and T-Mobile Arena comes from two primary factors — a season-long win streak and a trade-deadline bolstering.
This episode goes deep on both, with the hosts marveling at the way the Golden Knights have mauled the top of the NHL while winning six in a row and wondering how long they can keep it up. A four-game home stand starting tonight against Edmonton — with contests against Buffalo, Los Angeles and New Jersey to follow — looks relatively forgiving.
Helping matters are all the reinforcements the Golden Knights brought in over the last week, headlined by goalie Robin Lehner. The 28-year-old, at least from a statistical standpoint, immediately looks like the best goalkeeper on the roster.
Could he supplant Marc-Andre Fleury and become the starter in the playoffs? That scenario is discussed along with some talk about the roles fellow new guys Nick Cousins and Alec Martinez figure to fill going forward.
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