Golden Knights Rumors & News

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • Sharks not surprised by Fleury's success with Golden Knights

    NHL.com "The success Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury experienced in the regular season has carried over into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which is hardly a surprise to the San Jose Sharks. Sharks forward Logan Couture said Friday he watched a few minutes of the Golden Knights' sweep of the..." April 21

  • Barkov, Karlsson, O’Reilly are 2018 Lady Byng Trophy finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "Aleksander Barkov of the Florida Panthers, William Karlsson of the Vegas Golden Knights, and Ryan O’Reilly of the Buffalo Sabres have been named as the three finalists for the 2018 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, the NHL announced on Friday. The award, voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers..." April 20

  • Don’t blame expansion draft rules for Vegas’ success, blame your GM

    Pro Hockey Talk "After completing their four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night the Vegas Golden Knights began Wednesday as the new favorites to win the Stanley Cup, at least according to the folks at Bovada. Whether they actually do it doesn’t really matter at this point because this season..." April 18

  • Golden Knights go from longshot to favorite to win Cup

    ESPN "The Las Vegas Golden Knights are now co-favorites to win the Stanley Cup, according to the Westgate Sportsbook. That's a stunning turnaround considering the NHL's newest expansion team opened the season with 200-1 odds. As of Wednesday, the Golden Knights are tied with the Nashville Predators..." April 18

  • Golden Knights first expansion team to sweep series

    Sporting News "The Golden Knights continue to make history. With Vegas' 1-0 win over the Kings Tuesday, the Golden Knights became the first expansion team in history to sweep a playoff series. Vegas got a goal in the second period from Brayden McNabb to take a 1-0 lead and never let it go as Marc-Andre..." April 18

  • Get to know Erik Haula, Golden Knights' first-ever playoff overtime hero

    NHL.com "It's been a season of firsts for the Vegas Golden Knights in their inaugural season, and now they have their first playoff overtime hero. Forward Erik Haula ended the longest game in the franchise's young history with a goal in the second overtime to deliver the Golden Knights to a 2-1 win..." April 14

  • Vegas’ James Neal feels at his best for playoffs: ‘It’s perfect timing’

    Sportsnet "It is an exaggeration to say James Neal waited seven years to make the pass that helped the Vegas Golden Knights win their first overtime playoff game very late on Friday night. It took him only seven months. The 30-year-old winger spent all of this season recovering, while playing, from..." April 14

  • Nothing seems impossible for miraculous Golden Knights

    Sportsnet "The corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue is dominated by the Statue of Liberty, her incongruous existence in the Sonoran Desert made only slightly less surreal by the Empire State and Chrysler buildings behind her, part of the spectacularly kitschy New York-New York Hotel and..." April 14

  • Golden Knights’ David Perron ruled out for Game 2 vs. Kings

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights will once again be without forward David Perron when they take on the Los Angeles Kings in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series Friday night. Perron, currently dealing with an undisclosed injury, also missed Game 1. He last played on Mar. 26, missing the final six..." April 13

  • Vegas’ Carrier on Doughty hit: ‘It was kind of lucky it was me’

    Sportsnet "William Carrier is glad Drew Doughty hit him in the head. Doughty, not so much. "I think it’s BS, it’s awful," the Los Angeles Kings defenceman said Friday morning about the one-game suspension he received for his glancing head-shot two nights earlier on the Vegas Golden Knights forward...." April 13

  • Golden Knights prove Vegas is more than just The Strip

    Sportsnet "Before driving to suburban Summerlin to watch the morning skate ahead of the Vegas Golden Knights’ first playoff game on Wednesday night, Kim Smith took a detour to T-Mobile Arena on the famous Strip and lined up with other fans to have her head shaved. "I’m a huge Knights fan and I love..." April 11

  • How Vegas may have saved the Capitals' season by passing on Philipp Grubauer

    NBC Sports Washington "Heading into the playoffs, one advantage the Capitals have is two starting-caliber goalies on the roster in Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer. Considering how many teams struggle to find just one, having two is a luxury not seen too often in today’s NHL. “I think we're in a good situation..." April 11

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Golden Knights hungry for more after historic inaugural season

    NHL.com "No matter what happens next, the 2017-18 Vegas Golden Knights will go down as the greatest expansion team in NHL history. By far. They finished the regular season 51-24-7. They won the Pacific Division with 109 points. They had 26 more wins, 18 more points, seven more home wins and two more..." April 08

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • Nic Hague, Michael McLeod heading to AHL

    Yardbarker "After the Mississauga Steelheads were eliminated from the OHL playoffs, two of their best players are headed to the AHL to test their skills. Vegas Golden Knights prospect Nic Hague is on his way to the Chicago Wolves, while New Jersey Devils pick Micheal McLeod is joining Binghamton. Hague was..." April 04

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

    The Score "Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck. However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the..." April 03

  • Vegas Golden Knights announce plan to limit visiting fans during Stanley Cup playoffs

    CBS Sports "One of the biggest talking points -- both for and against -- about Las Vegas as an expansion city was the massive potential for transplants and vacationers to attend games. The Vegas Golden Knights have enjoyed a historically good first season, that has been topped off by the team clinching a..." April 01

  • Golden Knights retire No. 58, raise banner to honour shooting victims

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights haven’t had many missteps this season, on or off the ice, and they were back at it Saturday night winning over the hearts of hockey fans everywhere. Prior to their regular-season home finale against the San Jose Sharks Saturday at T-Mobile Arena, the team held a special..." April 01

  • NBC Sports to air special on Golden Knights’ incredible inaugural season

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vegas Golden Knights have been the biggest surprise the NHL has seen in quite some time. Many people still don’t understand how a team that was put together just a few months ago turned into one of the top squads in the league right away. A lot of credit should go to general manager George..." March 28

  • NHL releases odds for 2018 Draft Lottery

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the odds for the 2018 Draft Lottery, which will be held on April 28 in Toronto. The lottery will consist of three draws: one for the first-overall pick, one for the second-overall pick and one for the third. The 15 teams that fail to qualify for the playoffs, or teams that..." March 28

  • William Karlsson's next contract a wild gamble for Golden Knights

    Sporting News "No matter what happens in the playoffs, the Golden Knights are already the most successful first-year franchise in the history of the NHL. They have smashed pretty much every record an expansion team can set, they are going to win the Pacific Division, and as long as starting goalie Marc-Andre..." March 25

  • NHLPA agrees to GM-recommended change for goalie interference

    The Score "The NHL Players Association has approved the general mangers' proposed change to goaltender interference video reviews that would give the league's hockey operations department the final call over the on-ice referee. Unanimous approval from the Board of Governors is still required before the..." March 22

  • Golden Knights recall Dansk; Fleury won’t travel with team

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights have recalled Oscar Dansk on an emergency basis as reported by Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press. This comes after Marc-Andre Fleury was forced to leave Tuesday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks after taking a shot from Brandon Sutter off the mask. The..." March 21

  • Report: Vegas likely to be exempt from potential Seattle expansion draft

    Sinbin Vegas "Some good news on the horizon for the Golden Knights in relation to the future of the NHL. It appears evident that Seattle will join the league in the near future and will be afforded the same Expansion Draft rules Vegas had back in June. The caveat however is that Vegas is expected to be..." March 21

  • NHL recommends hockey ops makes goalie interference calls

    The Score "NHL general managers have officially recommended a change to the goaltender interference rule, agreeing to leave video reviews up to the league's hockey operations department rather than on-ice referees, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. The team responsible for making the calls..." March 21

  • Goaltender Interference Dominates GM Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL General Managers are currently at their yearly meetup in Boca Raton, Florida, and the agenda is filled with discussions on how to make the game better and more appealing to fans. Goaltender interference reviews were one of the biggest issues heading into the meetings, and one brought up..." March 19

  • Marc-Andre Fleury records 400th career win

    Fanrag Sports "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made some history Monday night, as he saved 38 of the 40 shots he faced in the team’s 3-2 win over Philadelphia. The win is the 400th of Fleury’s NHL career, and he’s the 13th goaltender in league history to reach that mark. Picking up his..." March 13

  • Defenseman Nicolas Hague is another Knights prospect to watch

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Nicolas Hague was overshadowed last summer by the Golden Knights’ first-round picks, Cody Glass, Nick Suzuki and Erik Brannstrom. But the 19-year-old Hague has generated a buzz this season with his major junior team. Hague last month became the first Ontario Hockey League defenseman to..." March 11

  • Golden Knights' Reilly Smith: Will miss games Saturday and Monday

    CBS Sports "Smith (undisclosed) will miss at least the next two games. Smith's absence is a significant one for Vegas and fantasy owners alike. After all, he's already potted 22 goals to complement 38 assists and a plus-32 rating that has him tied with Boston's Brad Marchand for a second-place ranking in..." March 10

  • William Karlsson and the most unexpected goal scoring performance ever

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the biggest factors — among many — in the Vegas Golden Knights’ rapid ascent to the top of the NHL standings in their first year of existence has been the play and development of William Karlsson. The Golden Knights acquired Karlsson, along with a first-round draft pick, in one of their..." March 09

  • NHL jumps into esports market with international tournament

    Pro Hockey Talk "The National Hockey League is finally entering the esports market and teaming up with EA Sports to deliver the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, a bracket-style 1-on-1 tournament that will begin on Saturday, March 24 for players in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Players can register at..." March 09

  • Golden Knights ink NCAA D-man Whitecloud to entry-level deal

    Yardbarker "The Vegas Golden Knights continue to impress this season, this time signing one of the top college free agents. Zach Whitecloud has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Golden Knights after finishing his sophomore season at Bemidji State University. The press release indicates that..." March 08

  • Golden Knights GM on steep price for Tatar: ‘It wasn’t cheap’

    Sportsnet "The criticism spread like wildfire on NHL trade deadline day when people found out what the Vegas Golden Knights surrendered for winger Tomas Tatar. General manager George McPhee has heard the chatter. “Well, it wasn’t cheap,” McPhee said during a Prime Time Sports appearance on Thursday..." March 08

  • Golden Knights look to end losing streak, get healthy

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The Golden Knights have managed to avoid long losing streaks. But they are literally limping into a five-game trip that begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Prudential Center against the New Jersey Devils. The Knights have lost three straight for only the third time and are dealing with a rash of..." March 04

  • The Significance Of March 1st On The NHL Calendar

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There has been quite the influx of prospect signings today as no fewer than four players have inked their entry-level contracts. This isn’t a coincidence as March 1st is an important day on the NHL calendar that often goes under the radar. When players sign contracts in-season, the first year..." March 02

  • Why an Erik Karlsson deal to Golden Knights fell through at NHL trade deadline

    CBS Sports "This year's NHL trade deadline was a pretty exciting one. Plenty of recognizable names got moved in the days and hours leading up to the deadline as teams made an effort to load up for the back half of the season. But the most talked-about name heading into this year's frenzy was defenseman..." February 28

  • Tomas Tatar on move from Red Wings to Golden Knights

    ESPN "The Vegas Golden Knights were expected to be sellers at their first trade deadline, but they're too good. So they added, reportedly getting forward Tomas Tatar from the Red Wings at the trade deadline. According to TSN, Detroit gets a 2018 first-round pick, a 2019 second and a 2021 third-round..." February 26

  • Canucks Acquire Brendan Leipsic from Golden Knights for Philip Holm

    Hockey Fights "Vancouver Canucks General Manager JimBenning announced today that the club has acquired forward Brendan Leipsic from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for defenceman Philip Holm. Leipsic, 23, has registered 13 points (2-11-13) in 44 games with the Vegas Golden Knights this season. In..." February 26

  • Could ESPN try and regain some NHL TV rights in the next round of contract negotiations?

    Awful Announcing "The NHL has a long history on ESPN, with games airing there from 1980-82, 1985-88, and 1992-2004. Since that time, the league has been on NBC and Versus/NBCSN in addition to its own NHL Network, and the ten-year extension of the NBC/NBCSN deal in 2011 means rights won’t come up until after the..." February 26

  • Gallant favorite in Adams race for work with first-year Golden Knights

    NHL.com "Gerard Gallant's message was clear enough to resonate throughout what's been an inaugural season for the Vegas Golden Knights that's unparalleled in NHL history. From Day One, Gallant has encouraged his players to have fun no matter what happens. Fun has been a way of life in Vegas, where the..." February 25

  • Why the Golden Knights got involved in Derick Brassard deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "If Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee is to be believed, getting forward Ryan Reaves and a draft pick while not having to give up anything but some cap space was the meal ticket. McPhee, who spoke to the media in Las Vegas during the first intermission of their game against the..." February 24

  • Senators send Brassard to Penguins in 3-team deal with Golden Knights

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Derick Brassard from the Ottawa Senators as part of a three-team trade also involving the Vegas Golden Knights, the teams announced Friday evening. Along with Brassard, Pittsburgh also receives a third round draft pick (2018) and forward prospect..." February 24

  • Brassard trade to Penguins being reworked, Golden Knights involved

    Sportsnet "The complicated trade between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators seems to be getting more complex by the minute. According to Sportsnet insiders Nick Kypreos and Elliotte Friedman, the teams are reworking the details of Friday’s reported deal to send Derick Brassard from Ottawa to..." February 23

  • Gary Bettman doesn't believe NHL players will go to 2022 Beijing Games

    USA Today "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that the Winter Olympics previously have been "incredibly disruptive" to the league and he doesn't anticipate NHL players participating in the 2022 Games in Beijing. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston,..." February 23

  • Trades fantasy hockey owners should root for

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trades can really liven things up for a sport, so here’s hoping that the intriguing Michael Grabner to Devils move is the catalyst for a memorable stretch of swaps. While there’s always the risk that a player will struggle to get acclimated to a new city and new teammates, trades can also..." February 23

  • ESPN to simulcast TSN NHL trade deadline show Monday

    Awful Announcing "Hockey fans who accuse ESPN of ignoring their sport won’t have quite as much to gripe about at this year’s trade deadline. ESPN announced Friday that it will simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre will be simulcast on ESPN3 all day Monday and on ESPN2 from 2-4 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by James..." February 23