50 % a billion bucks purchases certain privileges.When all 30 NHL groups release their growth draft-protected lists on June 18 at 10 a.m. ET, the Vegas Golden Knights will have an distinctive and unprecedented 72-hour window to meet and negotiate with impending cost-free agents (unrestricted and restricted) who’re neverthele s technically below agreement right up until June 30 with their existing busine ses. Money’s not a difficulty, typical manager George McPhee said within a latest Q&A se Henrik Borgstrom Jersey sion with season-ticket holders. Our owner, Bill Foley, is not afraid to spend to get the right player, and it’s our job to identify who those players are.If a no cost agent does sign with the Golden Knights between June 18 and 20, he will count as McPhee’s one selection Owen Tippett Jersey from that player’s team.Things are going to be very busy, McPhee said. But we don’t want to mi s these opportunities to get another look at players who may be able to help us.Not only will this Vegas-only negotiating window provide Sportsnet.ca with a pristine and bottomle s well of rumour fodder, it lays out a unique landscape for deal-swinging.There will be cost-free agents McPhee will want to get the jump on ten days before the other front offices get in their ear. More interesting: There will be UFAs whose current GMs know they’ll be unable to re-sign, so they will encourage McPhee (with picks and/or prospects) to sign them in hopes that Vegas avoids drafting a more permanent piece off their roster.McPhee envisions the core of the Knights being built from the entry draft and says offers for extra draft picks are already on the table.I bet you they’re 90 per cent sure right now who’s going to be guarded, explained Doug MacLean, formerly the GM of expansion Columbus and now a Sportsnet analyst. They’ve got a very comprehensive list of UFAssome will be signed, but they’ve got a very good idea who will be available.It’s all about fitting both into their Nick Bjugstad Jersey payroll structure. We examined the rosters and UFA lists to come up with a few players McPhee ought to at least explore signing during what is sure to be a sleeple s 72 hours of wining and dining and number-crunching and hair-pulling.Sounds a lot like a trip to Vegas.