The Elbow staff
LAS VEGAS, NV – Golden Knights general manager George McPhee has tried easing tensions among fans, saying that his team will be able to break out of its current four-game winning streak soon.
The boss fronted the media after yet another unexpected win on Tuesday evening, this time over the Chicago Blackhawks.
"I wish I was able to tell our fans there was one simple answer for why this is happening, but it's far more complicated than it looks," McPhee said. "I hope it's clear to everyone that we've been doing everything we can to put this early season form behind us."
"We've sent Shipachyov to the AHL twice already, we're using our third and fourth best goaltenders, and over half of our lineup is a bunch of guys you've never heard of. I mean who the hell is Brad Hunt?"
With a record of 7-1-0 – the third best in the NHL – fans have begun questioning team management for icing a lineup they did not expect coming into the season.
Several sports talk radio stations in Nevada even received calls to axe McPhee by the end of the week.
"I know our fans had a certain expectation of us going into this season, and as the general manager, I take full responsibility for everything that's gone wrong so far."
McPhee said that he was committed to giving fans the product on the ice that they deserve, and would do everything in his power to make it happen, even if that meant trading for Antti Niemi.