Vegas Golden Knights

With just one win in their last eight games, Saturday evening cannot come soon enough for the Edmonton Oilers. Yes, it has not been a pleasant start to the New Year for Todd McLellan’s crew but with tonight’s tilt against the Arizona Coyotes and their first official visit to Las Vegas next on the docket,
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Vegas’ newest show finished up the first half of their unprecedented season this past Sunday. With 58 points in the bank, good for tops in the Western Conference, one might have expected a lackadaisical effort from the host Vegas Golden Knights. It takes a substantial amount of energy to deliver nightly thrashings to NHL competition, after
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For many, expansion teams in professional sports should suck. They should be destined for a multi-year sentence of futile failure. It’s sort of like an unwritten rule that speaks to the initiation of new franchises. As a result, fans are treated to disappointing results night after night and are left with little reason for optimism. Players
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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 Vegas Golden Knights were on the verge of their longest winning streak of the season after five straight wins against quality opponents before the wheels seemingly fell off the proverbial wagon. The Golden Knights have now dropped three straight contests. The current losing streak has paralleled a four-game winning streak for the Los Angeles
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Sin City has finally brought in a major sports team. After announcing that the Oakland Raiders were bringing their NFL organization to Vegas, the announcement of an expansion NHL team brought life to The Strip. A city that has thrived on tourism and gambling brought a whole new attraction to its streets. Then, a crazy
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The Vegas Golden Knights and defenseman Brayden McNabb have come to terms on a four-year contract extension worth $10 million, the team announced Wednesday. The deal comes with an annual cap hit of $2.5 million per season and will keep the 26-year-old (soon to be 27-year-old) locked up until he’s 31 years old. NEWS: The
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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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