The Vegas Golden Knights' unpredictable success has put them in an unexpected spot.
After already matching the most victories by an expansion franchise in NHL history, the Golden Knights are closer to winning the Presidents' Trophy as the team with the most points than they are to missing the playoffs. Going into the season, forwards James Neal , Jonathan Marchessault and David Perron all looked like potential trade bait in the final year of their contracts.
Now they are among the leading scorers for a team in first place.
Marchessault has already been re-signed to a $30 million, six-year contract, Neal was an All-Star and there are no signs that...