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  • NHL’s Top 12 UFAs of 2019

    Sportsnet "Did John Tavares and his $77-million sweepstakes open his UFA followers’ eyes for what might be possible if you peek beyond the curtain? The summer of 2019 will deliver no shortage of star power, as a two-time Vezina winner, a finalist for three major 2018-19 trophies,..." June 24

  • Golden Knights to sign William Karlsson to eight-year extension

    TSN "The Vegas Golden Knights  will re-sign forward William Karlsson to an eight-year contract extension this week, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. The eight-year term of the deal, which was the max amount of years Karlsson could have signed with the Knights, was..." June 23

  • Golden Knights select Peyton Krebs with No. 17 overall pick in 2019 NHL Entry Draft

    Knights On Ice "With the No. 17 overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the Vegas Golden Knights select forward Peyton Krebs from the WHL’s Winnipeg Ice! Krebs, 5-foot-11 and 181 pounds, is coming off a big season as captain of the Ice. In 64 games, Krebs netted 19 goals and 49 assists for 68..." June 21

  • Five big questions heading into 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft is coming up fast and the trade rumours and speculation are heating up. Here are some of the bigger questions to consider before the fireworks begin: WHICH PLAYER WILL BE CHOSEN FIRST OVERALL? Jack Hughes has long been the projected No. 1 in this..." June 21

  • Gary Bettman confirms series of rule changes for 2019-20 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a series of rule changes for the 2019-20 season. The alterations were approved by the league's Board of Governors, general managers, and competition committee. The most prominent changes pertain to video reviews, which underwent..." June 21

  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Report: David Clarkson submits no-trade list to VGK

    TSN "According to Jesse Granger of The Athletic, David Clarkson has submitted his 16-team no-trade list to the Vegas Golden Knights, who will now look into trading his $5.25 million cap hit this week. Granger adds the move is simply a clerical one to allow the Golden Knights..." June 19

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18

  • Report: Multiple teams fear that salary cap will be less than $82M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2019-20 NHL season could come in below the $83-million upper limit that was initially estimated. The NHL and NHLPA are meeting Tuesday, and many teams reportedly told TSN's Bob McKenzie that they're concerned about the current forecast for the..." June 18

  • NHL draft: Six of the worst picks in league history

    USA Today "The NHL draft will be held Friday night and Saturday in Vancouver. Here's a look at some of the worst draft decisions NHL teams have made through the years: In 1993, the Ottawa Senators drafted Quebec Major Junior Hockey League star Alexandre Daigle with the No. 1..." June 17

  • Checkers top Wolves to claim 1st Calder Cup

    Canes Country "The Charlotte Checkers have had plenty of plaudits come their way this season: a 50-win season, a team record 110 points, the American Hockey League’s top goaltender, the league’s coach of the year. Saturday night in suburban Chicago, they added a Calder Cup championship..." June 09

  • Only So Many Minutes To Go Around

    Sinbin Vegas "The roster certainly may change between now and early October when the Golden Knights hit the ice for real, but at the moment, there’s an overload at the forward position. William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault, Reilly Smith, Paul Stastny, Max Pacioretty, Erik Haula, and Alex..." June 07

  • Examining the Vegas Golden Knights' upcoming free agency decisions

    Yardbarker "Free agency is now a little less than a month away from opening up and there are quite a few prominent players set to hit the open market while many teams have key restricted free agents to re-sign. Vegas has a pair of notable restricted free agents to re-sign this summer and extremely limited..." June 07

  • Gary Bettman's War and Peace: The cases for, against a lockout-free CBA

    ESPN "Putting Gary Bettman in charge of hockey labor peace is like putting a cat in charge of rodent safety. There are just some things that are inherently, instinctually part of an individual's comportment, and there's nothing they can do to suppress the urges. For Bettman,..." May 30

  • Full List Of 2019 Expiring Draft Rights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When drafting a player out of North America or more European countries, a team acquires their exclusive negotiating rights for a set amount of time. Each year on June 1, a long list of players see those rights expire and they become unrestricted free agents. While this doesn’t always..." May 24

  • Six contracts with cap concerns that could be traded this summer

    Sportsnet "As a rule, even rich people hate spending money on nothing. It’s just one of those things that irks the human soul on a fundamental level. Given that, there’s understandable hesitation when it comes to the potential of buying out players on cumbersome contracts. Sometimes..." May 23

  • 7 NHL teams staring into the infernos of salary cap hell

    Sportsnet "Winning comes at a cost. “When we’re not dealing with cap issues, we’re probably rebuilding,” Toronto Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan recently explained on Prime Time Sports. “The better you become, the less peaceful it is, the more..." May 21

  • Winning The Calder Cup Doesn’t Mean Much For NHL Parent Club’s Future

    Sinbin Vegas "Tomorrow night the Golden Knights AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, will play in the Western Conference Finals of the Calder Cup Playoffs. Obviously, winning a championship is always good, no matter what level it’s at, but just how well does winning the Calder Cup translate to future..." May 17

  • Five-alarm fire: NHL playoffs show officiating, review process need significant overhaul

    USA Today "It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not? This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required. What happened Wednesday, when..." May 16

  • Artemi Panarin tops 2019 Free Agent Frenzy class

    TSN "The Bread Man is going to make cake. Artemi Panarin delivered the goods despite a circus swirling around him in Columbus, leading the Blue Jackets to the best season in franchise history. Now, after fulfilling his contract, he’ll head to free agency as the No. 1..." May 10

  • Pavelski says play that injured him wasn't penalty

    The Score "Joe Pavelski believes his San Jose Sharks got away with one when he was injured in Game 7 of their first-round series versus the Vegas Golden Knights. Pavelski was sent hard to the ice on a faceoff play when he collided with Cody Eakin and Paul Stastny. The officials called a..." May 05

  • New Golden Knights GM faces big opportunities — and challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vegas Golden Knights announced a passing of the torch on Thursday, as Kelly McCrimmon becomes GM, while George McPhee is no longer GMGM, but sticks around as president of hockey operations. It’s a move that echoes Steve Yzerman giving way to Julien BriseBois in Tampa Bay:..." May 02

  • Kelly McCrimmon Named General Manager Of The Vegas Golden Knights

    NHL.com "Vegas Golden Knights President of Hockey Operations and General Manager George McPhee announced today, May 2, that Kelly McCrimmon has been promoted to General Manager of the Vegas Golden Knights, effective September 1, 2019. In this new role, McCrimmon will represent the..." May 02

  • John Tavares, Mark Stone commit to Team Canada

    Sporting News "Team Canada has added some serious firepower. Just over two weeks before the 2019 IIHF World Championship commences in Slovakia, forwards John Tavares and Mark Stone have committed to Team Canada, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. Both players and their teams were..." April 28

  • Golden Knights hope to build dynasty, says owner

    NHL.com "The Vegas Golden Knights have big plans for their third season and beyond. "My goal is to be a dynasty," owner Bill Foley said Thursday. "Not just win a Stanley Cup, but multiple Stanley Cups over several years." Before the Golden Knights played a game in..." April 26

  • William Karlsson Looking For Long-Term Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights came into existence last season with almost no long-term commitments. It was obvious from their expansion draft strategy that they were after as much flexibility as possible, and selected several players with expiring deals. Now just two seasons into their history that..." April 26

  • Golden Knights say playoff ouster against Sharks will make them better

    NHL.com "The Vegas Golden Knights will use their early exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs as motivation heading into next season. "As wrong as it went a couple of days ago, and as much as it stings now and as little sleep as all of us has gotten in the last couple nights … I..." April 25

  • Golden Knights owner Foley pushing to make major penalty calls reviewable

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Golden Knights owner Bill Foley said an NHL “senior executive” called him Wednesday morning and admitted an error was made by officials in assessing a crucial major penalty to Cody Eakin during Tuesday night’s Game 7 in San Jose. “They called and basically said..." April 25

  • NHL apologizes to Vegas for bad penalty call in Game 7 loss to Sharks

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Former NHL referee Kerry Fraser believes the five-minute major penalty that changed the course of Game 7 between the Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights was a bad call, and it turns out the league agrees, Golden Knights general manager George McPhee told reporters Thursday that the..." April 25

  • Knights-Sharks refs won't officiate in 2nd round

    ESPN "Two referees who worked the controversial Game 7 between the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks in the first round will not officiate in the second round. Dan O'Halloran and Eric Furlatt were on the ice for a pivotal major penalty call in the third period..." April 25

  • Golden Knights eliminated from playoffs after missed opportunities

    NHL.com "The Vegas Golden Knights' season ended with a 5-4 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 of the Western Conference First Round. The Golden Knights, who made the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season in 2017-18, had a 3-1 lead in the series and were ahead 3-0 in the..." April 24

  • Requests Coming Quickly For Vegas AGM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights organization is probably still reeling from an incredible loss in game seven to the San Jose Sharks, but before long they’ll have to start thinking about their future. One person who will quickly have interested parties calling on him is assistant general..." April 24

  • Jonathan Marchessault says call on Cody Eakin's 5-minute major was a 'f--king joke'

    The Score "Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin was penalized five minutes for cross-checking the Sharks' Joe Pavelski in the third period of Game 7 on Tuesday, sparking an unbelievable turn of events. Eakin was ejected at the 9:13 mark of the final frame with..." April 24

  • Gerard Gallant Calls Out 'Clown' Sharks Coach Peter de Boer Before Game 7

    12 Up "The Vegas Golden Knights and the San Jose Sharks are set to face off in a Game 7 on Tuesday night, with the winner moving on to the second round to face the Colorado Avalanche. In the previous six games of the series, head coach of the Golden Knights Gerard Gallant, was..." April 23

  • Golden Knights confident they'll win series against Sharks in Game 6

    NHL.com "The Vegas Golden Knights are not deterred by San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl saying he believes San Jose will win Game 6 of the Western Conference First Round at T-Mobile Arena on Sunday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, SN360, TVAS, ATTSN-RM, NBCSCA). Hertl scored two goals in a 5-2, Game 5..." April 21

  • Golden Knights Interested In Ilya Mikheyev

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Golden Knights made a splash in Russia earlier this month with the signing of winger Nikita Gusev.  Now, it appears they have their sights set on winger Ilya Mikheyev.  A report from Sport-Express in Russia suggested that he has agreed to terms with Vegas but Sport-Express writer..." April 21

  • Avalanche will play Golden Knights or Sharks in Western Second Round

    NHL.com "The Colorado Avalanche advanced to the Western Conference Second Round and will play the Vegas Golden Knights or San Jose Sharks. The Avalanche defeated the Calgary Flames 5-1 in Game 5 on Friday to end that first-round Stanley Cup Playoff series. The Golden Knights lead the..." April 20

  • Sharks' Hertl vows Game 7: 'We're a better team'

    ESPN "With two goals in Game 5 on Thursday night, Sharks forward Tomas Hertl helped his team avoid elimination. Then he guaranteed the fans that there will be a Game 7 back in San Jose against the Vegas Golden Knights. "I know we have one more game, and come back for Game 7,"..." April 19

  • Gusev unlikely to debut for Golden Knights in Game 5 against Sharks

    NHL.com "Nikita Gusev got no guarantees from the Vegas Golden Knights that he would play in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but the newly signed forward said he'll be ready if needed. The Golden Knights lead the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in the Western Conference First Round. Game 5 of the best-of-7..." April 18

  • Why Martin Jones starting Game 5 vs. Vegas shouldn't surprise Sharks fans

    NBC Sports Bay Area "It’s perhaps the most talked-about and most controversial topic in the current first-round matchup between the San Jose Sharks and the Vegas Golden Knights: Who Team Teal decides to start between the pipes. The topic has grown more polarizing, to the point..." April 18

  • Bergeron, O’Reilly, Stone are the 2019 Selke Trophy finalists

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s awards season! The NHL has begun to roll out the nominees for the 2018-19 awards beginning with the Selke Trophy, which is awarded “to the forward who best excels in the defensive aspects of the game.” The nominees, who are voted for by members of the..." April 17

  • Reaves embraces 'Muffin Man' nickname, jokes he'd consider WWE

    The Score "Ryan Reaves doesn't seem opposed to his newfound nickname. On Wednesday, the Vegas Golden Knights forward responded to Evander Kane giving him the "Muffin Man" moniker one day prior. "That's my new nickname, so you can call me that," Reaves told..." April 17

  • Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned

    USA Today "Yet another NHL player has been seriously hurt because Gary Bettman insists on fighting a losing game. Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol and likely to miss Game 4 of the playoffs Thursday night, an outcome just about anybody could..." April 17

  • Mark Stone is unstoppable right now for the Golden Knights

    Pro Hockey Talk "What Mark Stone is doing for the Vegas Golden Knights through three games against the San Jose Sharks should come as no surprise. Stone has an NHL-best six goals and is tied for first on the team with eight points, already matching his career best in the postseason set during the..." April 16

  • Golden Knights say keeping composure key against Sharks in Game 4

    NHL.com "The Vegas Golden Knights know the importance of keeping their composure heading into Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round against the San Jose Sharks. It worked to the Golden Knights' benefit in Game 3 on Sunday, when a 6-3 victory gave them the lead in the best-of-7..." April 16

  • Sharks' Kane: Mocking Thornton shows Reaves' lack of 'hockey IQ'

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Golden Knights bruiser Ryan Reaves finally got his hands on longtime nemesis Evander Kane of San Jose late in the third period of Sunday night’s Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinal series. The fight appears to have done little to ease tensions between the bitter..." April 16

  • Sharks’ Joe Thornton to have hearing for hit to head of Vegas’ Nosek

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks pivot Joe Thornton will have a hearing Monday for a hit to the head of Vegas Golden Knights‘ Tomas Nosek. The incident in question occurred late in the second period of Game 3, with Vegas already holding a dominant 4-1 lead. As Nosek..." April 15

  • Golden Knights need to be more disciplined in Game 3

    NHL.com "The Vegas Golden Knights know better. They won a back-and-forth thrill ride at SAP Center on Friday, defeating the San Jose Sharks 5-3 and tying the Western Conference First Round 1-1. Kudos to the penalty kill, which not only held the Sharks 1-for-8 on the power play but outscored..." April 14

  • Three NHL teams adding new players, potential difference makers in playoffs

    USA Today "With the 2019 NHL playoffs looking wide open, teams are aggressively bringing in young reinforcements to find an edge. The Vegas Golden Knights announced they have signed Nikita Gusev, 26, who led the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League in scoring with 82 points in..." April 14

  • Vegas adds KHL top scorer Gusev for playoffs

    ESPN "The Vegas Golden Knights are getting reinforcement for their playoff push. Vegas announced it signed KHL leading scorer Nikita Gusev to one-year entry level contract on Sunday. Gusev, a Moscow native, scored a league-high 82 points (17 goals, 65 assists) for SKA St. Petersburg this..." April 14