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Golden Knights Still Have Moves to Make

Golden Knights Still Have Moves to Make

July 8th, 2019 After a very successful expansion draft that saw the Golden Knights acquire multiple assets to build the team they have today, time has caught up to them and now they need to pay their players. Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty, William Karlsson, Alex Tuch, Nate Schmidt, and Marc-Andre Fleury all have...
Golden Knights Report Cards: Defense

Golden Knights Report Cards: Defense

July 3rd, 2019 A couple of weeks ago, I graded the Vegas Golden Knights' forward group from last season. Having an offensive scoring machine is one ingredient for success - however, an effective defensive corps is another critical ingredient. Having a stout defense is necessary to sustain a high level of success...

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June 24th, 2019
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It was expected that William Karlsson would be sticking with the Vegas Golden Knights. On Monday night, that news became official as the team announced they'd signed Karlsson to an eight-year extension. What's interesting about the deal is that it comes in a bit lower a price tag than some may have expected. https://twitter.com/GoldenKnights/status/1143341220095094784 Karlsson signed an 8-year deal worth $5.9 million AAV to remain a Golden Knight. Considering some of the lofty contracts being handed out just prior to July's free agency and to an extremely deep crop of RFA's, this seems like a steal for the former Stanley Cup Finalists. In reality, it's a representation of what no state income tax can do to help convince a player to take a good deal. As Jesse Granger of The Athletic points out, on a $5.9 million/yr deal the player will take home an estimated $3.75 million after taxes in Vegas. If he signed the same deal in other cities this is what he’d bring...
June 24th, 2019
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In today's NHL rumor rundown, the free agency interview period is underway and there are some updates. The Washington Capitals might have some interest in a former forward, the Edmonton Oilers attempts to trade Jesse Puljujarvi aren't going well and the Vegas Golden Knights have a few things on the cooker. Capitals Interested in Johansson? Tom Gulitti notes Washington Capitals GM Brian MacLellan said of reports that they might have interest in pending free agent Marcus Johansson: “We monitor the whole free agent market. Obviously, we like Marcus, we’re familiar with him, but it’s going to come down to cap space and the contract.” Bruins left wing Marcus Johansson (Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports) But Tarik El-Bashir has been told there might be more to it than that as the Capitals do like Johansson and did some tire kicking. Unfortunately, the team would need to trade out a big contract. Nick Kypreos thinks Johansson will command a $5-$6 million AAV as a...
June 22nd, 2019
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The Vegas Golden Knights knew not to look a gift horse in the mouth, when they got to pick forward Peyton Krebs at No. 17 at the NHL Entry Draft. With the selection, they arguably got a top 10 player, at least according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie in his pre-draft rankings. Even if there were a few caveats with the pick, Golden Knights fans needn’t worry. It’s not just a solid selection, but a relative steal based on the following reasons: 3. The Best Player on a Non-Playoff Team One of the nonsensical knocks on Krebs was that he has failed to make the playoffs with the Kootenay Ice. Nevertheless, this past season, he tallied 16 more points than the Ice’s second-leading scorer in what ended up being a dismal season in the standings. He produced despite facing the increased defensive coverage that comes with the territory of being his team’s top (arguably only) offensive threat. Assuming a single player can drag a 13-45-10 team into the playoffs is akin to thinking...
June 21st, 2019
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With the 17th Pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the Vegas Golden Knights Have Selected Peyton Krebs From the Kootenay Ice About Peyton Krebs An exciting play-maker who gives it his all and then some on every single shift, Peyton Krebs is the ideal winger in the modern day NHL. His combination of effort, hockey-IQ and potential make him a player who appealed to every scout who watched him. Going through adversity with his team in Kootenay, a team that wasn't very good during Krebs time with the team, he still managed to post respectable stat-lines that featured 36 goals and 122 points in 131 games over the last two seasons. While that may not be as eye-popping as some of the other players on this list, it's more due to the circumstances than Krebs actual ability. That much was obvious to anybody who watched him. THW Prospect Profile Excerpt "No disrespect to the franchise – which relocated to Winnipeg following the 2018-19 Western Hockey League season – but it was...

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With all due respect to the bustling metropolises of Glendale, Arizona and Ottawa, Ontario, the National Hockey League has not set up shop in a truly iconic city anytime in recent memory. So when Las Vegas was granted an NHL franchise last June, it was new territory for the notoriously conservative... June 29th, 2017