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Jun 18, 2019
Golden Knights announce dates for preseason games, training camp

Golden Knights announce dates for preseason games, training camp

Hockey things are happening once again. A few people have put two and two together for the past few days, but the Vegas Golden Knights have made their preseason schedule official. The exhibition slate begins Sept. 15 at home, a 1:30 p.m. start time at T-Mobile Arena against the Arizona Coyotes. In keeping with the theme of alternating road and home games against the same opponent, the Golden Knights will play three straight on the road at Colorado (9/17), Los Angeles (9/19) and returning to the scene of the crime, SAP Center, on Sept. 19 against the San Jose Sharks. Vegas will close the...
Jun 18, 2019
How Erik Haula plays into Golden Knights’ offseason plans

How Erik Haula plays into Golden Knights’ offseason plans

The former 29-goal scorer was a week to 10 days from returning to team practice after missing the prior five months with an ugly knee injury. His comeback could be one of the key storylines in the coming weeks. Erik Haula was close. George McPhee gave the timetable of seven to 10 days before the Vegas Golden Knights center was cleared to practice with the team for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Then Cody Eakin got called for a five-minute major and the rest is history. So we don’t have a clue how Haula would have looked after five months away from the ice after sustaining a gruesome knee...
Jun 18, 2019
Knights Nuggets: Pacific teams are doing lots of things

Knights Nuggets: Pacific teams are doing lots of things

Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL. Let’s go over some news and notes: - No one knows who the Golden Knights are going to select with their first-round pick, but here are some possibilities. [KOI] - Mark Stone is ready for the NHL Awards. [Las Vegas Review-Journal] In other news... - The Sharks signed Erik Karlsson to a gigantic eight-year deal with an AAV around $11.5 million. Wowzers. [Fear The Fin] - The Anaheim Ducks have finally found their new head coach. Dallas Eakins is taking the helm. [Anaheim Calling] - Jacob Trouba is...
Jun 17, 2019
10 prospects the Golden Knights could target in the first round

10 prospects the Golden Knights could target in the first round

There is no shortage of talent in this year’s draft. It’s about that time. The 2019 NHL Entry Draft is less than a week away and the Vegas Golden Knights, after not having a first-round selection in last year’s draft, are set to make the No. 17 overall pick. But who will the Knights select? There are a number of possibilities. Here’s a breakdown of each player likely to be on the Golden Knights’ radar, sorted in alphabetical order. Alex Newhook If there’s one trait that particularly fits the Golden Knights’ system, it’s speed. And Newhook certainly does not lack speed....
Jun 17, 2019
Knights Nuggets: David Perron is an absolute animal

Knights Nuggets: David Perron is an absolute animal

Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL. Let’s go over some news and notes: - Anything is possible this offseason. Could Nick Holden be a buyout candidate to open up some extra cap space? [Las Vegas Sun] - Turns out Jonathan Marchessault can hit some dingers. Still, that wasn’t enough to help lift the Golden Knights over the Raiders in Saturday’s charity softball game. [Las Vegas Review-Journal] - David Perron is celebrating the Stanley Cup about as hard as anyone we’ve ever seen. Play the Stone Cold Steve Austin music in the...
Jun 14, 2019
Knights Nuggets: Erik Karlsson staying in San Jose?

Knights Nuggets: Erik Karlsson staying in San Jose?

Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL. Let’s go over some news and notes: - Do you want to buy Marc-Andre Fleury’s house? You can for the cheap price of just $2.3 million! [Las Vegas Review-Journal] - Golden Knights players and Raiders players are going to face off in a game of softball this weekend. [Las Vegas Sun] - If you care, here are the top best selling Golden Knights jerseys on the market. [SinBin.vegas] In other news... - It didn’t appear so at first, but Erik Karlsson might end up returning to the Sharks after all. [The...
Jun 13, 2019
Knights Nuggets: The Blues did it!

Knights Nuggets: The Blues did it!

Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL. Let’s go over some news and notes: - The Golden Knights’ situation with William Karlsson isn’t ideal, but they do have a few options. [KOI] - The St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup! And you know what that means? It means David Perron also won the Cup! Well deserved. [KOI] In other news... - Literally just mentioned this, but I don’t care. The Blues have won their first Stanley Cup, baby! [St. Louis Game Time] - Laila Anderson, who was with the Blues every step of the way, celebrated with the...
Jun 13, 2019
Former Golden Knight David Perron is a Stanley Cup champion

Former Golden Knight David Perron is a Stanley Cup champion

Well deserved, David! As you might have heard, the Blues defeated the Bruins in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night. For the first time in the Blues’ 52 years of existence, they are bringing the Stanley Cup back to St. Louis. There will be a number of big names etched onto the side of the most famous trophy in sports — Ryan O’Reilly, who was awarded the Conn Smythe, Alex Pietrangelo, Vladimir Tarasenko and Calder finalist Jordan Binnington, to name a few. But former Golden Knights forward David Perron, who helped Vegas reach last year’s Stanley Cup Final, will also be...
Jun 12, 2019
NHL Free Agency: Golden Knights have options regarding William Karlsson

NHL Free Agency: Golden Knights have options regarding William Karlsson

It’s not an ideal situation, but if Wild Bill is gone, there are safety nets. As we detailed last week, the Vegas Golden Knights need to do whatever it takes to keep William Karlsson next season and beyond. Cap wise, it’s not going to be simple unless they have an easy route to unload some contracts within the next few weeks. If we’re ballparking, let’s say the bidding starts at $6 million AAV at the least. The former 40-goal scorer will be a restricted free agent once again this summer. The Golden Knights hold the cards in how this will proceed. There’s also the likelihood of...
Jun 12, 2019
Knights Nuggets: A champion will be crowned

Knights Nuggets: A champion will be crowned

Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL. Let’s go over some news and notes: - How did Ryan Carpenter do this season? Well, he was there. And that’s all I really remember. [KOI] - The Athletic’s Jesse Granger takes his guess at who the Golden Knights could select in the first round. [The Athletic] - With Peyton Krebs dealing with an Achilles injury, he may slide in the draft. If that happens, the Knights may be one of the teams likely to take a chance on him. [SinBin.vegas] In other news... - Tonight’s the night. Game 7 of the Stanley...
Jun 11, 2019
2018-19 Player Review: Ryan Carpenter remains a safe yet unproductive bottom-six option for Vegas

2018-19 Player Review: Ryan Carpenter remains a safe yet unproductive bottom-six option for Vegas

The 28-year-old was defensively reliable but registered just 18 points in 68 games. In the 2018-19 Player Review series, we will evaluate the 2018-19 performances of each member of the Golden Knights. Players were evaluated based on overall performance in both the regular season and playoffs, especially with regard to pre-season expectations and how that player performed in his particular role. The Vegas Golden Knights claimed Ryan Carpenter off waivers from the San Jose Sharks back in December, 2017, and he made his presence felt almost immediately, recording 10 points in his first 15...
Jun 11, 2019
Knights Nuggets: Just another Tuesday

Knights Nuggets: Just another Tuesday

Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL. Let’s go over some news and notes: - Remember Nick Suzuki? What a guy. It’s looking like the Golden Knights may be able to select his younger brother in this year’s draft. [KOI] - The Golden Knights are accepting applications for the 2019-20 Knights Guard. This is my chance, folks! [Golden Knights] - George McPhee shared some of his thoughts about the Golden Knights’ youngsters who participated in the Calder Cup Final. [Las Vegas Sun] In other news... - If St. Louis loses tomorrow, it’ll...
Jun 10, 2019
2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Get to know Ryan Suzuki, brother of Nick Suzuki

2019 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Get to know Ryan Suzuki, brother of Nick Suzuki

The younger brother of former Golden Knights prospect Nick Suzuki could be on the board when Vegas makes its first-round selection. Suzuki? That name sounds a bit familiar, doesn’t it? If not, it should. In the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the Vegas Golden Knights selected forward Nick Suzuki of the OHL’s Owen Sound Attack with their second of three first-round picks ahead of their inaugural season. For the entirety of the Golden Knights’ first campaign, fans in Vegas were obviously enthralled with what was taking place on the ice in their own city, but many Knights fans were also enamored...
Jun 10, 2019
Knights Nuggets: Bring on Game 7

Knights Nuggets: Bring on Game 7

Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL. Let’s go over some news and notes: - The Golden Knights have a lot of decisions to make in the coming weeks. Who stays and who goes? [KOI] - The Wolves lost to the Charlotte Checkers in the Calder Cup Final, so that’s kind of a bummer. [KOI] - If you’re betting on the Golden Knights being active in free agency, you probably shouldn’t. [SinBin.vegas] In other news... - Stanley Cup Final. Game 7. It doesn’t get much better than that, folks. [Stanley Cup Of Chowder] - The Sabres signed Jeff...
Jun 9, 2019
Despite late rally, Wolves fall in Game 5, lose to Checkers in Calder Cup Final

Despite late rally, Wolves fall in Game 5, lose to Checkers in Calder Cup Final

But out of the ashes, the development of crucial prospects remains. Swept at home. Heading back to Chicago, the Vegas Golden Knights’ affiliate Chicago Wolves had the Calder Cup Final tied 1-1. They won a prolonged first game against the Charlotte Checkers in overtime, beating the AHL’s goaltender of the year Alex Nedeljkovic four times. They proceeded to lose Game 2, but that Game 1 seemed to be enough to carry the momentum a bit further. Fast forward to the conclusion of Game 5 on Saturday night in Allstate Arena, the Wolves were swept at home. The Checkers got to celebrate with the...