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Golden Knights Impressive Despite Goaltending Woes

Golden Knights Impressive Despite Goaltending Woes

November 16th, 2017 There are no forced smiles from anyone associated with the Vegas Golden Knights despite going 1-5 on a recent six-game East Coast road trip.Offensively, the team has played well, but too many defensive lapses have turned tight, close games into frustrating losses. Injuries have led to...
Shipachyov in His Own Words (Translated)

Shipachyov in His Own Words (Translated)

November 12th, 2017 Considered one of the best signings from Europe this summer, Vadim Shipachyov had a really hard time with the Vegas Golden Knights. As a result, after only three games played, he announced his retirement from the NHL and signed back home with SKA St. Petersburg.After signing a two-year, $4.5...

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October 17th, 2017
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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 contenders in their first season, they'd be in the vast minority. Still, here we are five games into the Golden Knights season and the NHL's newest franchise owns a 4-1-0 record and sit in second place in the Western Conference. How impressive is that? Well, the Golden Knights are only the third team in the history of the NHL to win four of their first five games - a feat that hasn't been done in over 90 years.https://twitter.com/PR_NHL/status/919776377112530944It's early. Nobody should be booking their flights to see the Golden Knights in the postseason just yet. But still, it's worth at least exploring the fact that the team has a plethora of players signed to...
October 16th, 2017
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Every year, a surprising team storms out of the gate, roaring their way to the top of the standings.This year, the NHL has four of those teams.Last year, one of those teams was the Vancouver Canucks. They began the season with an impressive and surprising 4-0 start. Their hot start was incredibly deceiving though. They only won one of those games in regulation, and didn't lead a game for more than two periods.Of course, the real Canucks showed up after that surprising first week. They would go on to lose nine straight and eventually wound by 29th overall.How about the hot starts from any of these teams, are they for real? Colorado Avalanche The Colorado Avalanche weren't bound to finish with less than 50 points again, but are they a playoff team?After a historically bad season last year, the Avalanche look like a completely different team. The guys who are supposed to be scoring for the Avalanche are scoring, and their goaltending has been solid.Matt...
October 16th, 2017
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The Vegas Golden Knights' second-ever draft pick came at 13th overall in the 2017 NHL Draft, where they selected Nick Suzuki of the OHL's Owen Sound Attack. The pick looked like a smart one for a number of reasons, as Suzuki was coming off of a 45-goal, 96-point campaign despite being one of the draft's youngest prospects.The 18-year-old then wowed Vegas management throughout training camp and the preseason, adding a goal and an assist in two games before being returned to junior. Upon arrival in the OHL, Suzuki has taken the league by storm as he continues to improve on his smarts and skills each night.With the importance of draft success as an expansion franchise, general manager George McPhee and his Golden Knights are on the right path early in their existence. Along with Suzuki, Vegas will be keeping a close eye on fellow first-round picks, Cody Glass (6th overall) and Erik Brannstrom (15th overall) throughout the 2017-18 season. Nick Suzuki Setting the Pace in...
October 15th, 2017
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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 Knights will have a different-look lineup with Vadim Shipachyov set to make his NHL debut. The biggest storyline, however, will likely surround goaltender Malcolm Subban.The former Bruins' first-round draft pick was claimed off of waivers by the Golden Knights in early October after Anton Khudobin retained his backup goaltender job out of camp - a loss that stung but wasn't the end of the world for the Bruins. What makes this so interesting, however, is the fact that Subban will likely be starting his first game of the season Sunday night against his former club with Marc-Andre Fleury placed on injured reserve Saturday. A Rough Start for Subban To this point in his career,...

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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