What We Learned: Knights and Panthers got this far thanks to big gambles
As I've watched this Stanley Cup Final, it's been impossible to avoid the weird reality behind how the Vegas Golden Knights and Florida Panthers got here.
Obviously, it's a little bit of a cheat with Vegas since they've only had a handful of drafts ever and they haven't exactly been picking in prime spots. There's also the fact that the NHL's playoffs in general are highly randomized, and so it's probably best not to draw too many conclusions from the fact that just four players drafted by these particular teams are getting into these games.
But it underscores a point a lot of NHL general managers would do
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