Vegas Golden Knights

Life is pretty great for Vegas Golden Knights forward James Neal. He’s coming off a 25-goal season, two more than last year. He is the de facto leader of the Golden Knights forwards, bringing considerable postseason experience. What is lacking in Neal’s resume, however, is a Stanley Cup ring. This is his second consecutive Stanley
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Unlike Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, when the scoresheet was filled with a page full of goals, Game 2 on Wednesday night was filled with a page full of penalties. Referees Kelly Sutherland and Chris Rooney, working their first game together this postseason, called a total of 13 infractions. There
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It’s been quite the debut for the Vegas Golden Knights. After finally revealing the roster of the National Hockey League’s newest expansion team following much wheeling and dealing, much of the hockey world was comforted by their seemingly curious roster composition. After all, there had already been many such facepalm-worthy moments in the Vegas franchise’s short
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Last season at this time Marc-Andre Fleury was in the same spot. Two rounds complete in the Stanley Cup playoffs, eight wins down and eight to go, and Fleury was the odds-on favorite to take home the Conn Smythe Trophy. But that was in Pittsburgh. He was eventually replaced in net and the Penguins went
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For the second straight game, the San Jose Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights finished regulation tied at three. For the second straight game, the Sharks overcame a two goal deficit and tied the game. And, for the second straight game, the Sharks got their most effective offense from power forwards. More specifically, from power forwards
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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.
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Looking back at the players that NHL teams left “unprotected” and thereby eligible for the upstart Vegas Golden Knights to select for their expansion roster brings a great sense of irony. For example, it’s ironic that Marc-Andre Fleury, previously with the Pittsburgh Penguins, and James Neal of the Nashville Predators would both be unprotected and selected by
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The battle for the Stanley Cup kicks off in less than a month, on Wednesday, April 11. While there are still several teams battling to secure a playoff spot in the Western Conference, teams in the East are fairly well decided. Best Odds to Win the Stanley Cup This season, three of the four 2016-17
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For more than a decade, Marc-Andre Fleury was the unquestioned starting goaltender for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Everybody remembers his spectacular Cup-clinching save on Nick Lidstrom; the native of Sorel-Tracey, QC has always had a knack for theatrics. Professional sports can be a cruel business, and nobody knows this better than Fleury. Not long ago, it would’ve
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