Max Pacioretty slams Golden Knights for having 'no accountability' when he joined the team

Now a member of the Carolina Hurricanes, Max Pacioretty has actually played in some really various hockey markets throughout his profession. After investing the very first years of his profession in the pressure cooker that is Montreal, Pacioretty needed to get used to a much laxer environment with the Vegas Golden Knights.

In 2018, the Canadiens dealt Pacioretty to the Golden Knights in a smash hit trade. In an interview with the Raw Knuckles podcast, Pacioretty stated he right away understood he remained in an extremely various environment.

“There was a relief when I got there, but then I found myself being like, ‘Okay, I’ve got to reel this thing in and hold myself to a higher standard,'” Pacioretty stated.

Pacioretty likewise kept in mind the more unwinded environment in Las Vegas appeared to have a result on the whole company. As an outcome, the veteran forward stated there was less “accountability” within the Golden Knights franchise.

“There are good sides to everything,” Pacioretty stated. “When I first got there, it was kind of weird that there was no accountability. I’m not talking about the team; I’m talking about everyone. You couldn’t feel pressure coming off anyone else, from the coach or from management. I had an awful game, and everyone is coming in saying hi to me. I’m like, ‘Okay, this is a little weird.’ Normally, we walk by each other and stare at the carpet.”

The Golden Knights got in the 2021-22 season as one of the Stanley Cup favorites, however a rash of injuries resulted in an aggravating season, and the group missed out on the playoffs totally. Pacioretty stated that, while the examination in Montreal may be a little over the top, the Golden Knights might take advantage of more of that.

“I even mentioned that at the end of the year,” Pacioretty stated. “I didn’t say this specifically. I didn’t want this to be like playing in Montreal, but I told them, ‘No one is really holding us accountable.’ If we had a bad year like this, the city would be half on fire. Here we are showing up to the rink, and it’s 80 degrees, and it’s sunny, and we’re getting our car washed, getting our organic food, and playing golf. I was kind of like, ‘We’ve got to police this thing better amongst each other.’ I don’t want to say it was a country club, but you have no one from the outside holding you accountable.”

Pacioretty himself fought injury last season and just played in 39 video games, however he still handled to score 19 objectives while notching 18 helps. In July, Vegas traded Pacioretty to the Hurricanes for the paltry return of future factors to consider.

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