Plenty of eyebrows were raised last year when the Florida Panthers left forward Jonathan Marchessault unprotected in the NHL expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights to snatch up. A 30-goal scorer the prior season on a cost-effective contract, his surprise availability was a combination of a Florida regime change, the Panthers’ desire to protect several young defensemen instead and the fact Marchessault is only 5 feet 9 in a league that often prioritizes size. But then, fearful of losing other exposed youngsters, the Panthers got too cute for their own good in a predraft deal by offering the Knights underproducing forward Reilly Smith for just a fourth-round entry draft choice if Vegas guaranteed it would select Marchessault instead of any of their other players. Bottom line: Marchessault and Smith went on to form two of the Knights’ top four scorers last season for next to no cost. It was but one example of how Vegas general manager George McPhee shrewdly leveraged new … [Read more...] about Seattle’s NHL team will get same favorable expansion draft rules as Vegas Golden Knights. What happens next is anyone’s guess.
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Las Vegas' NHL team plays a home game at T-Mobile Arena. When: Saturday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Where: T-Mobile Arena, 3780 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas Cost: $35 - $500 Age limit: All ages Categories: Sports, Vegas Golden Knights Tickets: Get tickets here Can't make it? Check out these additional dates: Event posted Sept. 5, 2017 … [Read more...] about Vegas Golden Knights
Misha Donskov, Director of Hockey Operations, teaches basic skating skills to a group gathered for a VGK University Hockey 101 session at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-JournalA woman attending a VGK University Hockey 101 practices skating with a hockey stick at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Wednesday,Oct. 24, 2018. Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-JournalA man attending a VGK University Hockey 101 practices skating with a stick as the group gathered for the session is taught basic skating skills by Misha Donskov, Director of Hockey Operations at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Wednesday,Oct. 24, 2018. Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-JournalMisha Donskov, Director of Hockey Operations, teaches basic skating skills to a group gathered for a VGK University Hockey 101 session at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Caroline Brehman/Las Vegas Review-JournalA group gathered for a VGK University Hockey 101 session … [Read more...] about Vegas Golden Knights’ classes let fans skate on T-Mobile ice
Steve Marcus Vegas Golden Knights fans celebrate a score against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of Game 3 in an NHL Western Conference Finals at T-Mobile Arena, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. By Jesse Granger, Case Keefer (contact) Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 | 2 a.m. Look for VGK to stay in the Stanley Cup hunt The Golden Knights’ magical inaugural season was one for the ages, but the players aren’t satisfied. They fell three wins short of hoisting the Stanley Cup and are determined to finish the job in Year 2. On paper, there’s no reason why the Golden Knights shouldn’t be one of the best teams in the NHL again. They return the most productive line in hockey with William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith—all still young and only improving. Behind them, the second-line received a complete overhaul, with Max Pacioretty and Paul Stastny replacing James Neal and David Perron. Neal and Perron were great offensively, combining for 41 … [Read more...] about Is the Vegas Golden Knights’ glass half full or half empty?
By Robert Morales | [email protected] | Press Telegram PUBLISHED: April 8, 2018 at 5:13 pm | UPDATED: April 8, 2018 at 6:05 pm Kings goalie Jack Campbell defends against the Vegas Golden Knights during his first NHL victory Feb. 27 in Las Vegas. (David Becker/The Associated Press) The Kings’ Tyler Toffoli, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during their 4-1 victory over the Golden Knights on Tuesday night in Las Vegas. Despite sweeping the home-and-home series, the Kings aren’t getting overconfident as they battle for a playoff berth. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsKings goalie Jack Campbell, left, is congratulated by Dustin Brown (23) and his teammates Tuesday after the Kings defeated the Vegas Golden Knights for the second night in a row. (David Becker/The Associated Press) Los Angeles Kings center Torrey Mitchell (71) and goalie Jack Campbell (1) defend against Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin … [Read more...] about LA Kings confident ahead of playoff series with Vegas Golden Knights