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  • Golden Knights remain NHL's hottest-selling ticket

    The Score "Despite falling three wins short of the Stanley Cup in their inaugural season, fan interest in the Vegas Golden Knights hasn't cooled down. For the second year running, Stubhub has listed the Golden Knights as the NHL's most in-demand club, outselling the runner-up Toronto..." September 18

  • Vegas Golden Knights, William Hill Become 1st NHL Gambling Partnership

    Bleacher Report "The Vegas Golden Knights became the first NHL team to form a partnership with a sportsbook, as the team announced a deal with William Hill on Tuesday. "We are always looking for innovative ways to engage different segments our fanbase and provide a..." September 18

  • Shea Theodore, Vegas Golden Knights Not Close On Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though Darnell Nurse and Josh Morrissey have both ended their contract negotiations the last few days and signed with their respective organizations, John Shannon of Sportsnet cautions any optimism that Shea Theodore could follow suit. Shannon reports that the Vegas Golden Knights and Theodore..." September 17

  • Karlsson trade 'quite a bit bigger' than Pacioretty, Doughty says "Drew Doughty saw Erik Karlsson and Max Pacioretty get traded into the Pacific Division this week, and the Los Angeles Kings defenseman said Friday he knows which one will have the bigger impact. "[The Pacioretty trade] doesn't really faze me," Doughty told the Los..." September 15

  • Shea Theodore, Golden Knights far apart in negotiations

    Yardbarker "Much like fellow Pacific Division restricted free agent Nick Ritchie and the Anaheim Ducks, promising young defenseman Shea Theodore and the Vegas Golden Knights remain far from a resolution in contract talks. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun writes that the two sides are currently not..." September 15

  • Max Pacioretty joins Golden Knights: ‘My emotions are excitement’

    Sportsnet "Two days after he was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights, Max Pacioretty has landed in Sin City. Pacioretty hasn’t slept much the past two days as he scrambled to his new home, and was at the rink early this morning, getting a chance to see the room at 5:30 a.m. Later, he..." September 12

  • Golden Knights can still land Erik Karlsson after Pacioretty trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "By trading for Max Pacioretty, Vegas Golden Knights management declared that this team is for real. So why stop there? The Golden Knights have prominently factored into Erik Karlsson trade rumors stretching back to last season’s deadline, and while extensions to..." September 12

  • Golden Knights sign Max Pacioretty to 4-year extension

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights have signed newly acquired forward Max Pacioretty to a four-year contract extension worth an average annual value of $7 million. Vegas acquired Pacioretty from the Montreal Canadiens early Monday morning in exchange for Tomas Tatar, Nick..." September 10

  • Canadiens in no rush to name captain after Pacioretty trade "The Montreal Canadiens have no urgency to name a captain after Max Pacioretty was traded to the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday. Pacioretty, who had been the Canadiens captain since the 2015-16 season, was traded for forward Tomas Tatar, forward prospect Nick..." September 10

  • Bergevin says Pacioretty asked for trade several times last season

    The Score "The trade that sent Max Pacioretty to the Vegas Golden Knights early Monday morning apparently was a long time coming. Speaking at the Montreal Canadiens annual golf tournament on Monday, general manager Marc Bergevin told reporters that Pacioretty requested a trade last season on..." September 10

  • Montreal Canadiens trade captain Max Pacioretty to Vegas Golden Knights

    Montreal Gazette "Max Pacioretty missed his tee time at the Canadiens’ annual golf tournament at Laval-sur-le-lac Monday. The soap opera surrounding the Canadiens captain ended shortly after 1 a.m. when the team announced Pacioretty had been traded to the Vegas Golden Knights. In return, the..." September 10

  • MacKinnon strongly backs Schmidt following PED suspension

    The Score "Seemingly every athlete who gets busted for performance enhancing drugs says the same thing: "I would never knowingly put a banned substance in my body." The case of Nate Schmidt, who was suspended 20 games for violating the NHL's PED program last week, has been no..." September 09

  • Kevin Bieksa A Fit For Vegas Golden Knights?

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Respected veteran defenseman Kevin Bieksa isn’t quite ready to hang up his skates. The long-time Vancouver Canuck is no longer the elite defender that he was in his younger days, but at 37 years old he showed during the past few seasons with the Anaheim Ducks that he can still..." September 08

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Golden Knights make clarification about Schmidt suspension

    Yardbarker "When Nate Schmidt was recently suspended for 20 games for violating the league’s Performance Enhancing Substance policy, the Vegas Golden Knights immediately came out in support of their defenseman, stating that they “strongly disagree” with the ruling. Schmidt himself..." September 06

  • Schmidt, Golden Knights strongly disagree with PED suspension

    The Score "Nate Schmidt and those close to him vehemently disagree with his suspension for violation of the NHL/NHLPA Performance-Enhancing Substances Program, which resulted in a 20-game ban Sunday afternoon. Schmidt, the Vegas Golden Knights, and his agent each issued strongly worded..." September 02

  • Golden Knights' Nate Schmidt Suspended for 20 Games

    Hockey Fights "Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt has been suspended for the first 20 regular-season games of the 2018-19 season, without pay, for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program. While Schmidt will be permitted to participate in team..." September 02

  • Golden Knights’ Dansk honours Vegas shooting victims with new mask

    Sportsnet "At several points throughout their magical inaugural NHL season, the Vegas Golden Knights honoured those killed during an Oct. 1 mass shooting on the Las Vegas strip. Oscar Dansk is now doing his part to pay homage to the 58 victims with a special new goalie mask. The mask..." August 29

  • Stastny says very little about Tatar's future with Knights

    Yardbarker "A seemingly innocuous interview with Vegas Golden Knights free agency prize Paul Stastny actually ended up revealing quite a lot about the strange state of one of his new teammates. SinBin’s Ken Boehlke writes that Stastny, while appearing on the Golden Knight’s podcast, was asked..." August 25

  • Vegas Golden Knights Linked To Vladimir Tkachyov

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In the early part of the 2017-18 season, one of the biggest stories in the NHL was that of Vadim Shipachyov. The Vegas Golden Knights had convinced the then 30-year old Shipachyov to leave the KHL after nine seasons in the league and come to North America to play in the NHL. Signing him to..." August 23

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20

  • Karlsson determined to prove worth to Golden Knights "William Karlsson said he settled for a short-term contract with the Vegas Golden Knights because he believes in William Karlsson. "It's me betting on myself a little," the 25-year-old center said during the European Player Media Tour on Thursday. "It would be great..." August 16

  • Stastny hoping to be missing piece for Golden Knights "Paul Stastny believes the Vegas Golden Knights can carry over their success and compete for the Stanley Cup again this season. The 32-year-old center, who spent last season with the Winnipeg Jets and St. Louis Blues, signed a contract as an unrestricted free agent with Vegas on July..." August 14

  • NHL not invested in the numbers when it comes to analytics

    Toronto Star "It was 15 years ago this summer that Moneyball, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis, began to make its mark on the curious minds of athletic power brokers around the world. And if the intervening time has taught us anything, it’s that the copycat tendencies of sports executives..." August 13

  • NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before

    USA Today "NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC before Sidney..." August 13

  • Golden Knights' McPhee: Addressing 2nd line has been offseason priority

    The Score "After the Vegas Golden Knights came within three wins of claiming the Stanley Cup in their inaugural season, general manager George McPhee believes improvements to the second forward unit could be key to taking the next step. "We did have to change the second line from what it..." August 12

  • Shea Theodore, Golden Knights continue to discuss new deal

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore turned 23 last week without a new deal to celebrate. The restricted free agent’s contract is the final item for general manager George McPhee to complete on his offseason checklist. “We’ll continue to discuss and see..." August 12

  • Fleury on raised expectations: ‘I don’t pay attention to what people think’

    Sportsnet "Year One was a dream for the Vegas Golden Knights faithful, who watched their fledgling club grow from a sideshow to a Stanley Cup finalist. Now, on the cusp of Year Two, the NHL’s newest franchise is tasked with coming up with a worthy follow-up effort. Matching the 51-win,..." August 11

  • Golden Knights not worried about expectations after making Cup Final "Marc-Andre Fleury doesn't care if skeptics expect the Vegas Golden Knights to experience a sophomore jinx this season. "I don't pay any attention to what people think or say," the Golden Knights goaltender said this week during the Gagne-Bergeron Pro-Am, an annual..." August 11

  • Golden Knights To Name Fort Wayne Komets As ECHL Affiliate

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Another day, another potential ECHL affiliate off the market for those NHL teams still searching. Justin Cohn of The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, Indiana reports that the hometown team is just “a signature away” from becoming affiliated with the Western Conference champion Vegas..." August 08

  • PEI town floats proposal to build statue of Golden Knights coach Gallant

    The Score "A dazzling first season with the Vegas Golden Knights saw head coach Gerard Gallant capture the Jack Adams Award as the 2017-18 NHL coach of the year. Now, his hometown of Summerside, Prince Edward Island has an even more impressive way to celebrate the coach's..." August 08

  • Signing bonus issue lingers over next NHL labour deal

    TSN "To land superstar centre John Tavares, the Toronto Maple Leafs exercised their financial might and structured a contract most teams around the league couldn’t possibly fathom. On the surface, Tavares’ contract isn’t that exotic. A seven-year, $77 million contract for..." August 07

  • Golden Knights no better on paper, which means nothing in August

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Now that the challenge has been handed William Karlsson in the form of a T-Mobile Arena size raise — proof is the bottom line for everyone, and it’s on him to show his was more than one magical season — things appear fairly set as to those names with which the Golden Knights..." August 06

  • Golden Knights sign William Karlsson before arbitration hearing

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights and first-line centre William Karlsson agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.25 million before their arbitration hearing, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and Chris Johnston are reporting. Karlsson was third in the NHL with 43 goals last season...." August 04

  • Should Golden Knights go long or short-term with William Karlsson?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Salary arbitration hearings – or the threat of such hearings – usually involve a player citing an asking price that probably feels close to a worst-case scenario for their teams. Leave it to William Karlsson to break the mold in this area, too, as the Vegas Golden Knights should..." August 02

  • William Karlsson, Vegas Golden Knights Exchange Arbitration Figures

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The very last arbitration hearing on the books, scheduled for Saturday, is with William Karlsson of the Vegas Golden Knights. Almost an impossible to predict contract given his absolute offensive explosion last season, Karlsson and the Golden Knights have exchanged figures today. Chris Johnston..." August 02

  • Reaves believes Golden Knights can 'make another run,' win Stanley Cup "Ryan Reaves says the Vegas Golden Knights are focused on taking the next step this season. That means one thing: winning the Stanley Cup. "I think the expectation in the locker room, for sure, is to do what we did last year and then to finish the job in the Final," the..." July 31

  • Vegas Golden Knights Building Winner From Within

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights had an incredible season last year, but with just one offseason between a Stanley Cup Finals appearance, there are many who feel that the Golden Knights fortunes are folding. A recent poll by PHR that asked what NHL playoff team won’t make the playoffs next..." July 29

  • Golden Knights maintain depth despite trading 2018 first-round pick

    Yardbarker "The Vegas Golden Knights are coming off an impressive inaugural season, capped off by a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. However, with the team adjusting its original five-year plan to a much shorter one, which was proven when they traded their 2018 first-round pick to Detroit to acquire Tomas..." July 29

  • What's next for the Vegas Golden Knights in building a long-term competitive hockey team?

    ESPN "The Vegas Golden Knights did everything in their power during their inaugural NHL season to set the bar impossibly high. Winning the Pacific Division and making a run all the way to the Stanley Cup Final was an astonishing introduction to the league. With all of the pomp and circumstance of the..." July 26

  • Golden Knights re-sign forward William Carrier to two-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights have re-signed forward William Carrier to a two-year contract with an annual cap hit of $725,000, the team announced on Monday. The 23-year-old scored a goal and had three points in 37 games for Vegas last season " July 23

  • Golden Knights, U.S. Army reach agreement on trademark

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights' trademark dispute has been resolved. Bill Foley, the club's chairman and CEO, announced Thursday that the Golden Knights and the U.S. Army have entered into a trademark coexistence agreement regarding usage of the NHL team's mark..." July 20

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Teemu Pulkkinen Signs In KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights won’t have Teemu Pulkkinen in the lineup this season, as the restricted free agent has decided to sign in the KHL. Pulkkinen today signed a one-year contract with Dinamo Minsk, explaining why he didn’t file for arbitration earlier this offseason. Pulkkinen..." July 18

  • Tomas Nosek returning to Golden Knights on 1-year deal for $963K

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Tomas Nosek and the Golden Knights avoided salary arbitration by agreeing Tuesday to a one-year deal. reported the one-way contract is worth $962,500. Nosek’s agent didn’t respond to requests for comment. A Knights spokesperson said the team has not received..." July 18

  • Marc-Andre Fleury, Golden Knights reach 3-year, $21M extension

    ESPN "The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to a three-year contract extension with goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, general manager George McPhee announced Friday. The deal is for an average of $7 million per season and keeps Fleury with the Golden Knights through the 2021-22..." July 13

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Golden Knights' Colin Miller: Garners four-year extension

    CBS Sports "Miller (nose) signed a four-year contract extension with the Golden Knights on Saturday. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. Miller was a huge part of Vegas' success in its inaugural season, as the ex-Bruin led his blueliner teammates with 41 points (10..." July 07

  • William Karlsson’s potential arbitration case is NHL’s most intriguing

    Pro Hockey Talk "There were 44 restricted free agents to officially file for salary arbitration this past week, a pretty significant spike from the number we saw just one year ago. If history is any guide most of those contract situations will be resolved before arbitration is actually needed because neither..." July 07

  • Golden Knights Re-Sign Oscar Dansk to Two-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, July 6, that the team has signed goaltender Oscar Dansk to a two-year contract through the 2019-20 season worth an average annual value of $675,000 at the NHL level. Dansk, 24, appeared in four..." July 06