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Have the Golden Knights given up on Cody Glass? Head coach Peter DeBoer threw some not so subtle shots at Glass. A trade could be coming. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Have The Golden Knights Given Up On Cody Glass?

It’s an important offseason ahead for the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Losing to Montreal in the Semi Finals has left a sour taste after what seemed like an eventual Cup winning season. How does Vegas take the next step forward? It could involve cutting bait with a former highly rated prospect. Have the Knights given up on Cody Glass? As Vegas searches for upgrades this offseason, Glass could be on the chopping block.

The Athletic’s Jesse Granger relayed in a post that Peter DeBoer threw some direct fire shots at Glass. It could be the precursor to the storm.

“A young guy can’t say he never got an opportunity,” DeBoer said. “I think we stuck young guys in all year and tried to put them in situations where they had an opportunity to succeed… Some have seized the moment, some haven’t. Some just aren’t ready yet.”

It can’t get more obvious than that. Glass is the most notable prospect in the history of the franchise. He’s not ready and hasn’t seized that opportunity. Glass was the first ever draft pick of the Knights when they selected him 6th overall in the 2017 NHL Draft.

Glass skated in 39 games with Vegas during the 2019-2020 season by recording 12 points. He seemed to regress this year, skating in 27 games and notching 10 points. He was inactive for all but one playoff game this year.

This is the make or break point in his career. Does Vegas sell him now while there is still some shiny prospect value baked in or give Glass one last shot? The problem with that is Vegas is a win now team and holding onto him for another year will reduce his value even further if the same trend continues.

To make matters worse, 2017 first round pick Nick Suzuki is a rockstar and was given up as part of the Max Pacioretty trade. The same Suzuki that helped knocked Vegas out of the dance. The Knights gave up the wrong player in the Pacioretty trade.

It seems like DeBoer has his doubts that Cody Glass will ever become a mainstay in the lineup. The time to trade Glass is probably now. The Knights aren’t a team filled with spring chickens. The time to win is now. Trading Glass maybe feels drastic, but it could be the best course of action.