Knights Nuggets: The Kings traded one of their best defensemen

Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL.

Let’s go over some news and notes:

- The Golden Knights’ defense may not look spectacular every night, but according to stats and stuff, Vegas’ defense is in the league’s top 5. []

- Vegas’ best forwards are Alex Tuch and... Ryan Reaves? [The Athletic]

- Say what you will about faceoffs and how important (or unimportant) they are, but Golden Knights centers seem to take them pretty seriously. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]

In other news...

- The Kings traded Jake Muzzin yesterday, and Maple Leafs fans seem to be pretty excited about it. [Pension Plan Puppets]

- There was another trade on Monday too. A blockbuster — the Penguins traded Jamie Oleksiak back to his former team for a fourth-round pick! [PensBurgh]

- Speaking of trades, it sure seems inevitable that Mats Zuccarello won’t be in New York for much longer. [The Hockey News]

- The same can be said about Artemi Panarin, who doesn’t seem interested in remaining with the Blue Jackets. [The Athletic]

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