To say the Vegas Golden Knights’ 2017-18 season was surprising is an understatement. It was astonishing and flat-out jaw-dropping. Coming into the league as a first-year expansion team and completely shattering expectations was artistry. Sure, their relentless 100 miles per hour-esque style on offense and rambunctious home-ice advantage played a role. However, the emergence of
In today’s rumor rundown, we look at the biggest name restricted free agents still unsigned, what Karlsson’s one-year deal in Vegas means and how Cam Talbot expects to work with the Oilers signing a backup who the team thinks will play a lot. Biggest RFA’s to Watch Sportsnet’s Luke Fox recently took a look at the
Most NHL teams actively try their hardest to avoid player arbitration. Last season Nate Schmidt and the Golden Knights were the only one out of 30 potential cases to make it before an arbitrator. Now the Golden Knights look destined to wind up back at the table when William Karlsson’s case comes on Aug. 4.
In today’s rumor rundown, there is news on the two big Karlsson names in the NHL. Erik’s deal in Ottawa appeared to fall through for one specific reason while William’s deal in Vegas appears far from ready to roll. A report is out there too that Kyle Dubas is being patient when it comes to
The Vegas Golden Knights are in uncharted territory, advancing to the Western Conference Final. The Golden Knights became just the third team in NHL history to win multiple series in their inaugural season. The other two teams were in different NHL eras. The first postseason in league history saw the Toronto Arenas win the 1918
Without a doubt, the Vegas Golden Knights’ success is unheralded. Of the four major leagues in North America, no expansion franchise had a .500 record in their first season. The Carolina Panthers of the NFL came closest with a 7-9 mark in 1995. Even in the playoffs, the Golden Knights continue to bewilder their opponents.
Every hockey fan is aware of how successful the Vegas Golden Knights are in their inaugural season, outperforming expectations by a wide margin. Although projected to be a .500 team at best, they are in first place in the Pacific Division and on the cusp of clinching a playoff spot. Most expected them to be
By now, nothing the Vegas Golden Knights accomplish should surprise you. Picked by virtually everybody to finish last, they’ve silenced the hockey world with their play night after night. As we come to terms with the fact that Vegas is a hockey powerhouse, it’s worth highlighting one particular player’s hefty contributions towards the meteoric rise of
Through one-third of their first NHL season, the Vegas Golden Knights are tied for fifth in NHL team scoring with 101 goals. That number is plus-11 versus their opponents, and VGK’s per-game average of 3.48 goals is third only to the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning. To help compile this list of the
Go ahead and pinch yourselves now, the Vegas Golden Knights are atop the Pacific Division standings after the first quarter of the season. The team has crushed expectations and records alike. Sitting at 15 wins, the Knights are out for more records, hoping to close in on the Panthers’ 33-win inaugural season by the halfway
Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee was hockey’s busiest man this past summer. That can happen when you have an entire roster to put together. With more favorable rules for June’s expansion draft, the new franchise was on track to have a better inception record-wise than its predecessors. Protection lists for the other 30 NHL