Vegas Golden Knights

It was the night before Halloween. This was my first trip to New York City and since I was traveling alone, chose to cross the Brooklyn Bridge and see the upstart Golden Knights take on the Islanders instead of taking in a Broadway show. With a half-full Barclays Center and about 100-150 Vegas fans in
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The NHL’s newest expansion team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights are doing exceptionally well this season. Never before has an expansion team hit the pave running this fast. The Knights look like a real western conference team; a team that’s increasingly described as defensively sound. As of last night, they’re ranked first with the fewest goals
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At the start of the season, the first general manager in Vegas Golden Knights’ history – George McPhee – said that his team was going to be competitive in their inaugural season. “I think it’s going to be a pretty good team,” he said in a piece by NHL.com’s Nicholas Cotsonika. “We’re happy that we’ve
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When the puck drops Sunday night in the Boston Bruins first matchup against the Vegas Golden Knights, there will be a lot to watch out for. The Bruins are set to play in their first back-to-back game of the season after a very convincing win Saturday night against the Arizona Coyotes on the road. The Golden
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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
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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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The inspiration for this article came about as I was perusing the blogosphere brimming with critics lamenting the NHL’s decision to create its latest expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights. Most of what I read was petty grievances but a few complaints had some merit and are worthy of a response. One complainer, citing the
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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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