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  • 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

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • Pacioretty exits vs. Lightning after taking high hit

    The Score "Vegas Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty made an early exit from Friday's contest against the Tampa Bay Lightning after a high hit from defenseman Braydon Coburn in the first period. " October 26

  • Nate Schmidt Signs Six-Year Extension With Vegas Golden Knights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Now we know why Nate Schmidt had returned early from Europe. The Vegas Golden Knights announced late last night that Schmidt has signed a six-year extension with the team, a deal which carries an average annual value of $5.95MM through the 2024-25 season. Schmidt was..." October 25

  • Alex Tuch Activated Off Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Fresh off inking his seven-year, $33.25MM contract extension, Alex Tuch is ready to make an impact for the Vegas Golden Knights. The team has activated him off injured reserve, and expects him to make his season debut tonightagainst the Vancouver Canucks. " October 24

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Landeskog leads 3 Stars of the Week "Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog, Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid and Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 21.   FIRST STAR - GABRIEL LANDESKOG, LW, COLORADO..." October 22

  • Tuch signs seven-year contract with Golden Knights "Alex Tuch signed a seven-year, $33.25 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday. It has an average annual value of $4.75 million. "This was a little bit of a surprise," the 22-year-old forward said. "I sat down with [general manager George McPhee] and he..." October 20

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Max Pacioretty Sells Purge-Proof Florida Mansion ... 'I'm Moving To Vegas!!'

    TMZ "Because of Max Pacioretty's trade to Vegas ... somebody else in Florida won't have to fear 'The Purge' -- 'cause the NHL superstar just sold his safe room mansion FOR $3.1 MIL!!! Max used to play for the Canadians up in Montreal ... and obviously needed a snow..." October 17

  • Stastny (LBI) could miss multiple months

    TSN "Paul Stastny might not be back any time soon.  According to head coach Gerard Gallant, some believe Stastny's injury will be a two to three month timeline, or, in any case, multiple months or month to month.  Gallant said last week that Stastny was injured..." October 15

  • What’s behind Golden Knights’ slow start?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vegas Golden Knights caught the NHL by storm last season. Not only did they manage to dominate during the regular season, they also made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final. But things are off to a rocky start this year, which has led many to suggest that they’ve finally come back..." October 12

  • Paul Stastny out for Golden Knights’ next 3 games, possibly longer, per report

    Knights On Ice "The injury bug strikes the Golden Knights again. According to a report from The Athletic’s Jesse Granger, forward Paul Stastny will be inactive for the Golden Knights’ next three outings with a lower-body injury. Stastny will be reevaluated..." October 10

  • Golden Knights place Alex Tuch on injured reserve

    Yardbarker "Although the nature of his injury remains a complete mystery, Vegas Golden Knights forward Alex Tuch is headed to the injured reserve. The team announced this evening that the young power forward has been placed on IR but did not add any further detail to the release. Tuch’s..." October 03

  • Theodore returns to practice with Golden Knights after getting contract "Shea Theodore practiced with the Vegas Golden Knights for the first time since he signed a seven-year, $36.4 million contract Monday. "I didn't want to miss any games, that wasn't the plan," the defenseman said Thursday. "The plan wasn't to miss any of camp...." September 27

  • Fleury comfortable with Golden Knights "Marc-Andre Fleury laughed at the question, as if he'd never considered it himself. Had he not missed two months with a concussion, would he have won the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goaltender last season? "Oh, jeez," he said at the NHL Player Media Tour in..." September 27

  • Defenseman Shea Theodore re-signs with Golden Knights

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Restricted free agent Shea Theodore ended his contract stalemate with the Golden Knights late Monday. The 23-year-old defenseman signed a seven-year, $36.4 million deal and is expected to join the team Tuesday for their two-day retreat to owner Bill Foley’s ranch in..." September 25

  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21

  • 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