NHL Expansion

June 6, 1967. If you are an old-time hockey fan, or a purist, that date is a day of infamy. If you are of the more modern generation, you likely think of it as the day that the Original Six became 12. No matter how you view the date, it is the day on which
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It’s been quite the debut for the Vegas Golden Knights. After finally revealing the roster of the National Hockey League’s newest expansion team following much wheeling and dealing, much of the hockey world was comforted by their seemingly curious roster composition. After all, there had already been many such facepalm-worthy moments in the Vegas franchise’s short
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Seventeen wins into their season, the Vegas Golden Knights are looking to climb higher on one particular record list. Since the beginning of the NHL, teams have had varying success in their first seasons. Some teams win single-digit games in a season. Others win upwards of 30. One thing is for certain, since the “Original
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The NHL may be coming to Seattle. According to a new report in The Seattle Times, the Seattle City Council approved the Memorandum of Understanding between the city and the Oak View Group that would allow the completion of renovation on KeyArena for the use of both an NHL and NBA franchise. The council voted
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When the New York Islanders faced the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, it gave them their first look at the expansion team. Although so far, the Golden Knights have not been your typical expansion team. With an 8-2-0 record, Vegas is off to the best start of any expansion
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The anticipation of the Vegas Golden Knights inaugural season is coming to a slow boil as the start of training camp is roughly seven weeks away. What started as a myth is going to become reality this fall – a professional sports franchise in Las Vegas. The roster has been selected, now it’s Knights head
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From one extreme to the other. Yesterday, I published a mock expansion draft that showed the potential of the Vegas Golden Knights selecting the best players available from every team without making any trades or side deals. Mock Expansion Draft: Golden Knights Select Best Players Available – https://t.co/Xon26SVspt #hockey #THW pic.twitter.com/9v1F5L7RzV — The Hockey Writers
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On Saturday, the Detroit Red Wings submitted their protected list for the Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft along with the other 29 NHL teams. These lists were made available to the public yesterday. Red Wings GM Ken Holland previously stated that he was going to protect seven forwards, three defensemen, and one goalie. Which specific
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With bated breath Boston Bruins fans watched the hours, minutes and seconds tick off the clock. Marquee names such as Jonas Brodin, Duchene and Landeskog had all been attached to Bruins rumors ahead of Saturday’s roster freeze. Brodin was of particular note, considering Boston’s need for a left-handed defenseman in their top four. (Tom Szczerbowski-USA
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This is a collaboration between Vegas Golden Knights writers Thomas Conroy and Shayna Goldman analyzing the 2017 Expansion Draft by each division. Here are the previews for the Atlantic, Metropolitan and Central Divisions. The Vegas Golden Knights have a great opportunity to make life difficult for their Pacific Division rivals. How? Well, the Knights’ strategy
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The fantasy Anaheim Ducks fans had leading up to the expansion draft was that Kevin Bieksa would waive his no-movement clause (NMC) in order for the Ducks to protect their young defencemen. But when news broke that the organization didn’t even ask Bieksa to waive his NMC, many were left scratching their heads. Then it
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The Boston Bruins offseason started a little earlier than they would have hoped. The team has already started making moves though with Anders Bjork leaving Notre Dame and signing his entry-level contract with the Bruins. Shortly after that signing though, it appears Bruins’ general manager Don Sweeney is ready to continue a potentially busy offseason.
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Most summers, free agency and the entry draft are the marked and bolded dates on the NHL calendar. This summer, those events may take second and third place in anticipation of the Expansion Draft less than a month away. Like the 29 other teams that will have one player selected by the Vegas Golden Knights,
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