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  • Golden Knights, Jets showing interest in Stone

    Ottawa Sun "As if there wasn’t enough talk about the Ottawa Senators making a deal with the Winnipeg Jets, the discussions hit another level Friday. As the Ottawa Senators prepare to face the Jets on Saturday night at Bell MTS Place, there is no shortage of speculation surrounding the..." February 16

  • The NHL trade deadline could use a little drama

    New York Post "Every time someone wants to talk about the NBA, I have the same response. “I don’t really watch the games until about the conference finals, but I closely follow the league. I love the drama.” Conversely, when discussing the NHL, it’s the exact..." February 15

  • How should Golden Knights approach deadline?

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year ago, the Vegas Golden Knights were taking the NHL by storm and shocking the hockey world. Not only did they make the playoffs, they also finished at the top of the Pacific Division by picking up 109 points in 82 contests. General manager George McPhee was incredibly aggressive at the..." February 15

  • Golden Knights taking cautious approach to Trade Deadline, GM says "Will the Vegas Golden Knights be aggressive again before the NHL Trade Deadline? They acquired forwards Ryan Reaves and Tomas Tatar last season, paying a particularly high price for Tatar -- a first-, a second- and a third-round pick. But there were special circumstances...." February 09

  • NHL to mark Black History Month for first time with special initiatives, museum tour

    Sporting News "The NHL and NHLPA this year will celebrate Black History Month for the first time, marking February as part of the league and union's "Hockey Is For Everyone" initiative, they announced Friday. “The players are committed to inclusion in the sport and..." February 01

  • What the 2018 NHL trade deadline shows us about first-round pick values

    Sportsnet "The Jake Muzzin trade got the ball rolling in a couple of respects. First, it opened the trade market with a month to go until the deadline and, second, it gave us an idea of what a first-round pick might get you in the lead up to Feb. 25. Trying to pin down exactly what a..." January 31

  • Golden Knights recall Oscar Dansk, reassign Maxime Lagace

    Knights On Ice "The Golden Knights announced Wednesday night that they have recalled goaltender Oscar Dansk from the AHL’s Chicago Wolves and have reassigned netminder Maxime Lagace. Dansk went 3-0-0 in four games with the Golden Knights last season, posting a 1.78..." January 25

  • Predators' P.K. Subban reportedly claims Golden Knights' Pierre-Edouard Bellemare bit him

    Sporting News "Predators defenseman P.K. Subban may have been bitten on Wednesday. Subban got into a scuffle with Vegas forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare during Nashville's matchup with the Golden Knights. In the skirmish, Subban appeared to attempt to lift the head of..." January 24

  • A way too early look at Golden Knights’ potential trade deadline targets

    Knights On Ice "The Vegas Golden Knights are once again in position to be buyers at the NHL trade deadline. With the deadline about six weeks away, the Golden Knights are one of the best teams in the Pacific Division and should be preparing for another playoff run. Before that, though, Vegas may..." January 18

  • Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury gets caught building snow wall in crease

    USA Today "Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury got caught with his hand in the cookie jar in a comical occurrence during the Vegas Golden Knights’ 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. After exiting his net during a timeout with less than three minutes remaining in the third period, Fleury..." January 16

  • Jets' Little: Vegas matchup has been 'circled on our calendars'

    The Score "The Winnipeg Jets will play their 46th game of the season Tuesday night, and despite the fact that they can now essentially cruise to the playoffs, this meeting is no run-of-the-mill affair. The Jets will take on the Vegas Golden Knights, who beat them in five games in last year's..." January 15

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Jets acquire Jimmy Oligny from Golden Knights

    Arctic Ice Hockey "Not a blockbuster trade by any means, but earlier this evening the Winnipeg Jets acquired defender Jimmy Oligny from the Vegas Golden Knights for future considerations. The Jets promptly assigned Oligny to the Moose, where he will slot into a defence..." January 04

  • Protect Brandon Pirri at all costs

    Knights On Ice "Where to begin? Forward Brandon Pirri has earned seven points in just six games with the Golden Knights this season. Five goals. Two assists. Let’s get deeper. His Corsi For in four out of those six games is above 62 percent. His average high-danger goals..." December 31

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Golden Knights claim Valentin Zykov off waivers from Oilers

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights have claimed forward Valentin Zykov off of waivers from the Edmonton Oilers. This’ll be the second time this season that the Russian has been claimed off waivers, with the Oilers picking him up from Carlolina off the wire back in..." December 29

  • Paul Cotter Signs Entry-Level Contract With Vegas Golden Knights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights have inked another prospect, signing Paul Cotter to a three-year entry-level contract. Cotter currently plays with the London Knights of the OHL, and will remain there for the rest of the season. " December 28

  • Max Pacioretty to miss game vs. Canadiens; could be out weeks with injury

    Sportsnet "It’s a game Max Pacioretty had circled on his calendar. His first opportunity in a Vegas Golden Knights uniform to welcome the team he spent 10 years playing for to T-Mobile Arena. But a lower-body injury, suffered in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Dec. 17, is..." December 21

  • VGK places Pacioretty on IR

    TSN "The Vegas Golden Knights have placed forward Max Pacioretty on the injured reserve list according to David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal. The move means he will be out until after the Christmas break at the minimum.  He left during the second period of Monday's 1-0..." December 19

  • Golden Knights Not Currently Pursuing Trades

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While there has been plenty of trade speculation with Wednesday’s roster freeze fast approaching, don’t expect the Golden Knights to be making any moves in the immediate future.  In an interview with David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, GM George McPhee indicated..." December 18

  • Golden Knights' Erik Haula undergoes knee surgery, out indefinitely

    ESPN "Vegas Golden Knights forward Erik Haula had surgery on his right knee, general manager George McPhee said Friday. Haula was injured Nov. 6 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. McPhee said the surgery took place "a couple of weeks" after Haula was hurt. "It..." December 15

  • Golden Knights' Max Pacioretty: Could be scratched

    CBS Sports "Pacioretty could be a healthy scratch for Friday's game against the Devils, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports. With Paul Stastny (lower body) returning to action, coach Gerard Gallant is now faced with the tough decision of who to scratch from the lineup..." December 14

  • Golden Knights' Stastny to play vs. Devils after 30-game absence

    The Score "Vegas Golden Knights forward Paul Stastny will make his highly anticipated return to the lineup Friday against the New Jersey Devils, the team announced. Stastny was Vegas' big-ticket signing in free agency - inking a three-year, $19.5-million contract on July 1 - but missed the..." December 14

  • Can Islanders, Devils & Rangers cash in on Golden Knights trend?

    New York Post "Did last year’s historic hockey run from the Vegas Golden Knights annoy the rest of the country so much that now everyone is their hated rival? VSiN had a lot of fun covering the expansion miracle on our Vegas-based broadcasts last season. But we could see why hockey fans in..." December 12

  • Stastny practices, hopes to return for Golden Knights against Islanders "Paul Stastny could be back in the Vegas Golden Knights lineup as soon as Wednesday against the New York Islanders at Barclays Center (7 p.m. ET; MSG+, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV). Stastny, a 32-year-old center who signed a three-year contract with Vegas on July 1, has missed 29 consecutive..." December 11

  • Reaves: Autographed photos of Wilson injury destroyed

    Pro Hockey Talk "However you feel about Ryan Reaves‘ hit on Tom Wilson, the fallout hasn’t been pretty. Reaves was ejected from the Vegas Golden Knights’ 5-3 win against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, and that ended up being the extent of discipline, as he was not suspended...." December 08

  • Fleury always finding ways to make game fun for Golden Knights "The game is called Last Puck, and with the exception of a few NHL teams, it takes place toward the end of warmups before each game. The rules vary slightly but are generally simple: Each team gathers around its net, someone takes a shot from high in the zone, and the other players..." December 08

  • Ryan Reaves-signed photo showed Capitals' Tom Wilson hurt on ice after Vegas player's hit

    USA Today "Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was injuredTuesday night when he was sent to the ice on a late, crushing hit by the Vegas Golden Knights' Ryan Reeves. Briefly Thursday, a photo of that incident, signed by Reaves, appeared on the website of the Las Vegas-based..." December 07

  • Here’s why Golden Knights should make playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you want to wade through various fancy stats, you’ll find a lot of compelling reasons to argue that the Vegas Golden Knights have a bright future. They’re dominating puck possession most nights, so if they merely start getting some of last season’s bounces, things..." December 07

  • Golden Knights' Reaves won't be disciplined for Wilson hit

    The Score "Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves won't be called to the carpet following a hit he delivered to Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson, a source told Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post. The incident occurred late in the second period of Tuesday's game. Reaves..." December 05

  • Golden Knights’ Ryan Reaves ejected for blindside hit on Capitals’ Tom Wilson

    Sportsnet "Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves was ejected from Tuesday’s game against the Washington Capitals after a late hit on Tom Wilson. The blindside hit occurred late in the second period, and sent Wilson’s helmet flying. He did not have the puck at the time of the play,..." December 05

  • Capitals confident return to Vegas coming at right time "Nicklas Backstrom couldn't hold back a smile, even after a tough loss. Like the rest of the Washington Capitals, Backstrom was disappointed in letting a four-goal second period lead slip away in a 6-5 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday. But his mood changed when the..." December 03

  • Laine named NHL's first star for November "Winnipeg Jets right wing Patrik Laine, Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon and Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of November.   FIRST STAR - PATRIK LAINE, RW, WINNIPEG..." December 01

  • Marc-Andre Fleury has led the Golden Knights back from mass hysteria

    Knights On Ice "After the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Calgary Flames at T-Mobile Arena on Friday, I asked what seemed like an obvious question to a couple of colleagues. “What percentage do you give him going again tomorrow?” Both said 90-95 percent. I..." November 27

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • Goaltending has become an issue for the Golden Knights

    Knights On Ice "A quick thank you to Natural Stat Trick for providing the statistical innovation that made this piece possible and more substantial. Marc-Andre Fleury is 66th in the league in goals saved above average (at even strength). He’s fifth-to-last in that category. The four goaltenders..." November 20

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Schmidt set to make season debut with Golden Knights after suspension "Nate Schmidt will make his season debut when the Vegas Golden Knights play the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place on Sunday (8 p.m. ET; SN, TVAS, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV). Schmidt, a defenseman, was suspended for the first 20 games of the season for violating the NHL/NHLPA's Performance..." November 17

  • Erik Haula now considered ‘month-to-month’ with lower-body injury

    Knights On Ice "Head coach Gerard Gallant confirmed Wednesday that Erik Haula is now considered “month-to-month” after sustaining a lower-body injury Nov. 6 against the Maple Leafs. Gallant did not confirm whether Haula has undergone surgery or if he will need to do..." November 15

  • Paul Cotter Leaves Western Michigan, Signs In OHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The rich have gotten richer today, as the London Knights have added another talented young NHL prospect to their roster. After recently receiving Evan Bouchard and Alex Formenton back from the NHL, the Knights have signed Paul Cotter after he recently left Western Michigan University. Cotter, a..." November 12

  • Max Pacioretty denies he ever asked Canadiens, Bergevin to trade him

    Sportsnet "Max Pacioretty disagrees with Marc Bergevin that he ever asked the Montreal Canadiens to trade him away. The soon-to-be-30-year-old was acquired by the Vegas Golden Knights in a September swap that sent Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki and a 2019 second-round pick back the other way. One day..." November 11

  • Is Max Pacioretty’s slow start a case of bad luck?

    Sportsnet "After a long and drawn out divorce that didn’t end so amicably, the Montreal Canadiens were finally able to trade Max Pacioretty as training camp began in the 2018-19 season, and it appeared everyone was happy. Pacioretty, for his part, seemed thrilled to be in Vegas, while the..." November 10

  • Erik Haula hurt in Golden Knights’ loss to Leafs

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Just when the Golden Knights were close to full strength, they suffered another setback. On the day left wing Max Pacioretty returned to the lineup, linemate Erik Haula left on a stretcher in the third period of Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to the Maple Leafs at Scotiabank..." November 07

  • Pacioretty says no hard feelings at Canadiens for trade to Golden Knights "Max Pacioretty said there isn't any ill will on his part toward the Montreal Canadiens for trading him to the Vegas Golden Knights two months ago. "No hard feelings," the forward said after the Golden Knights practiced Monday. The date with the Canadiens at the..." November 06

  • Golden Knights' Pacioretty expected to return vs. Maple Leafs

    The Score "Vegas Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty is expected to return to the club's lineup Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs, head coach Gerard Gallant announced. Pacioretty's been day to day since suffering an upper-body injury on Oct. 26..." November 06

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Why Golden Knights fans shouldn’t panic just yet

    Knights On Ice "Admit it. You’re probably a little nervous about the Vegas Golden Knights’ less-than-stellar start to their sophomore campaign. The Golden Knights are currently 5-7-1 and sit at seventh place in the Pacific Division standings, ahead of only the Los Angeles Kings...." November 05

  • Why Ryan Reaves and Alex Tuch are the heroes the Golden Knights’ power play needs right now

    Knights On Ice "Last in the league. Let me say that again. The Golden Knights’ power play is the worst in the entire NHL — well, tied for last (with the Chicago Blackhawks). This is not ideal. The Knights have the worst capitalization rate, with a 12.2-percent success..." November 01

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30