Vegas Golden Knights

Well, this wasn’t exactly how things were expected to go. If you would have asked George McPhee and his staff in Vegas what the goal was for the 2017-18 NHL season, they would have answered with two simple words – “Stanley Cup.” Still, if anybody actually believed that the Golden Knights would be legitimate playoff
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With a little less than a week left in the NHL preseason, everyone in and around the game has learned a few specific things heading into the 2017-18 campaign. The preseason is generally a time for getting a feel for the new season, getting accustomed to altered rules, and getting a glimpse into how far
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The last time the NHL expanded was in 2000, the same year the movie Gladiator was released in theatres. Halfway through one of my favorite movies of all time, slave owner Proximo tells Russell Crowe’s fallen character how his own freedom was won in the Colosseum and shares his strategy with Maximus…”win the crowd.” The NHL’s
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The first task of any marketer is to find the starving crowd. This applies to every business, from the local sandwich shop to the billion-dollar sports franchise, because no matter how brilliant a business idea might seem at first glance, if there isn’t a starving crowd waiting in the wings it’s going to fail. Enough
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Happy September, Vegas Golden Knights fans. This is the month. Finally. Our favorite local team today, tomorrow, and forever, is finally hitting the ice. We’re just over two weeks out from Vegas meeting Vancouver in preseason action. Twelve days later, we get to see the team ourselves at T-Mobile Arena. Yes, this season I intend
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More so than most, Reilly Smith is a player Vegas Golden Knights fans should be excited about.Two years ago he had arguably the best season of his six-year NHL career with the Florida Panthers. His head coach during that season? Gerard Gallant, the first bench boss in Vegas history. It’s no accident that Smith and
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Right now, Vegas Golden Knights fans are very upbeat, much like Frank Sinatra’s classic ballad, “Luck be a Lady.” The franchise hopes they have hit the jackpot by drafting Oscar Lindberg. It came as no surprise when the Knights selected Lindberg off the New York Rangers’ unprotected list in this summer’s NHL Expansion Draft. Each
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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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The Vegas Golden Knights and forward Oscar Lindberg have agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth $3.4 million, the team announced Tuesday. The deal comes with a cap hit of $1.7 million per season and will take Lindberg all the way to unrestricted free agency as the 25-year-old will be 27 years old at
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The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Marcus Kruger to the Vegas Golden Knights for future considerations, as reported by Darren Dreger of TSN on Sunday. Kruger was expected to be traded to the Golden Knights as part of the Expansion Draft in exchange for the Blackhawks allowing Vegas to select defenseman Trevor Van Riemsdyk. While the
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The Vegas Golden Knights have traded Marc Methot to the Dallas Stars in exchange for goaltender prospect Dylan Ferguson and a second-round draft pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. The 32-year-old Method is coming off his fifth season with the Ottawa Senators in 2016-17 and his 11th year in the NHL after spending parts of six
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Roughly a day and a half after adding 31 players to their organization, the Vegas Golden Knights went back to work at the 2017 NHL Draft. Armed with 13 selections – including three first round picks – general manager George McPhee put a bow on a year’s worth of extensive scouting by his club with
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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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After rampant speculation lasting nearly a calendar year, all 30 National Hockey League teams have released their protection lists for the upcoming NHL Expansion Draft. Ever since 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (err, sorry, make that 10:30) Sunday morning, there have been heads scratched around the league due to the sheer volume of inexplicable decisions, many
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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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