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  • 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. SportsNet.ca 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

  • Flames sign James Neal to 5-year deal worth $28.75 million

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have signed James Neal to a five-year contract worth $28.75 million. Neal notching his 10th straight 20-goal year this past season, tallying 25 times for the Vegas Golden Knights. " July 02

  • Golden Knights sign Paul Stastny, others on first day of free agency

    Las Vegas Sun "The Golden Knights started free agency with a bang this morning, signing coveted veteran center Paul Stastny to a three-year contract worth $6.5 million per year according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie. Stastny registered 53 points last season (16 goals and 37 assists) with the St...." July 01

  • Golden Knights Sign Forward Curtis McKenzie

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights add another name to the mix up front, signing former Dallas Stars forward Curtis McKenzie. Sportsnet’s Rich Dhaliwal reports that it is a two-year, $1.5MM contract for the high-scoring AHLer. At just $750K AAV, McKenzie should compete for a regular job next..." July 01

  • Vegas sends message with Stastny signing: ‘we are Cup contenders, not one-year wonders’

    The Hockey News "The Winnipeg Jets moved as much money as they could to make room, but they still couldn’t retain Paul Stastny. He joins the very team that eliminated them in the Western Conference final: the Vegas Golden Knights . Statsny’s new contract carries a $6.5-million AAV for..." July 01

  • Daniel Carr signs one-year contract with Vegas Golden Knights

    Sportsnet "Former Montreal Canadien Daniel Carr is leaving for a new opportunity with the Vegas Golden Knights. Carr, a 26-year-old left winger, was left unqualified by Montreal which made him an unrestricted free agent on July 1. His deal with Vegas is worth $750,000. " July 01

  • Vegas Signs Nick Holden To Two-Year Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights are adding a reliable body to the blue line, reportedly adding defenseman Nick Holden. While the team has yet to officially announce the deal, TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that Holden will sign for two years at an AAV of just over $2MM. " July 01

  • Golden Knights emerge as frontrunner for UFA Paul Stastny

    Sportsnet "It looks like Paul Stastny could be headed to Vegas as the Golden Knights have emerged as the frontrunner to sign the UFA forward, Sportsnet has confirmed. Stastny, 32, is coming off a strong post-season with the Winnipeg Jets (six goals, 15 points in 17 playoff games) after joining..." July 01

  • Golden Knights frontrunner for D Holden

    TSN "The Vegas Golden Knights are the frontrunners for unrestricted free agent defenceman Nick Holden, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. The 31-year old scored 4 goals and added 13 assists over 73 games split between the New York Rangers and Boston Bruins. He also added an..." July 01

  • Perron appears headed back to Blues

    TSN "Forward David Perron appears to be heading back to the St. Louis Blues, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. Last season, Perron scored 16 goals and added 50 assists in his first season with the expansion Vegas Golden Knights. Perron was selected by the NHL’s newest..." July 01

  • Reaves agrees to two-year deal with VGK

    TSN "Ryan Reaves isn't going anywhere.  After discussions with multiple teams, including extensive talks with the Calgary Flames, Reaves has agreed to a two-year, $5.55 million deal with the Vegas Golden Knights according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren..." July 01

  • Golden Knights reportedly eyeing trade for Erik Karlsson, Bobby Ryan

    CBS Sports "Erik Karlsson may not be among the NHL's top 2018 free agents, but he might be the most coveted player outside of prized New York Islanders captain John Tavares. Dangled at the in-season trade deadline, the five-time All-Star defenseman has long been a speculated target with the..." June 30

  • Calgary Flames Sign Dalton Prout To One-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Calgary Flames added some defensive depth when they signed Dalton Prout to one-year, $800K extension. The 28-year-old Prout was acquired in late December from New Jersey for veteran goaltender Eddie Lack, but never played a game for the Flames last year, as he ended up being outrighted to..." June 30

  • Ryan Reaves Expected To Re-Sign With Vegas

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though he was attracting interest from other teams, it appears that winger Ryan Reaves is sticking around with Vegas.  Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link) that the Golden Knights are expected to sign him.  Meanwhile, Larry Brooks of the New York Post adds (via..." June 29

  • Rangers eyeing veteran Golden Knights bruiser in free agency

    New York Post "The Rangers’ roster tilts heavily toward youth and finesse-oriented skaters. But head coach David Quinn’s team will require at least some measure of size and veteran toughness on the ice and experience in the room in order to navigate the season successfully. To..." June 29

  • Pending free agents Neal, Perron considering moving on from Vegas

    Sportsnet "Fresh off a whirlwind inaugural season that saw them march all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, the Vegas Golden Knights now find themselves mired in a complicated off-season. With negotiations underway between the team and the handful of key roster players in need of new deals, the..." June 24

  • How Leafs, Golden Knights can lure John Tavares away from Islanders

    Sportsnet "Let’s call it the $100-million question: Does John Tavares truly want to test the NHL’s lucrative open market? We know he’s going to listen to what a small handful of teams have to say during a series of meetings in Los Angeles early next week. The Toronto Maple..." June 24

  • Neal has offer, Reaves seeks longer contract from Golden Knights

    NHL.com "The Vegas Golden Knights have offered contracts to forwards James Neal, David Perron and Ryan Reaves and defenseman Luca Sbisa, general manager George McPhee said at the 2018 NHL Draft at the American Airlines Center on Saturday. Each can become an unrestricted free agent July..." June 24

  • Report: Kovalchuk's agent expected to meet with Bruins, Kings, Knights, Sharks

    The Score "After weeks of speculation, Ilya Kovalchuk's preferred NHL destination is starting to become much clearer, as the highly sought-after winger's agent is expected to meet with four teams Friday to discuss acquiring the sniper's services, according to The Athletic's Pierre..." June 22

  • Gerard Gallant Wins 2018 Jack Adams Award

    Bleacher Report "Vegas Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant was recognized for his team's history-making season Wednesday, as he was named the winner of the Jack Adams Award. Gallant beat out Jared Bednar of the Colorado Avalanche and Bruce Cassidy of the Boston Bruins to secure the award..." June 21

  • William Karlsson wins Lady Byng Memorial Trophy

    The Score "Vegas Golden Knights forward William Karlsson claimed the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy on Wednesday, which is presented to the player voted to have "exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability." It was a..." June 21

  • Vegas' George McPhee named top general manager

    The Record "George McPhee has been named the NHL's general manager of the year in the fourth trophy given to the Vegas Golden Knights at the NHL Awards. Exactly one year after his remarkable performance in the expansion draft, McPhee was a no-brainer choice for the award after his masterful..." June 21

  • Engelland of Golden Knights wins Messier Award for NHL leadership

    NHL.com "Deryk Engelland of the Vegas Golden Knights won the Mark Messier Leadership award, presented to the NHL player who exemplifies great leadership qualities on and off the ice and who plays a leading role in his community growing the game of hockey, at the 2018 NHL Awards presented by Hulu at the..." June 21

  • Vegas Golden Knights Revisiting Talks On Erik Karlsson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators made waves this morning when they traded Mike Hoffman to the San Jose Sharks, but may not be done stealing the headlines this week. Frank Seravalli of TSN reports that all eyes are now on captain Erik Karlsson, and that talks have started up again with the Vegas Golden..." June 19

  • Vegas Golden Knights Sign Lucas Elvenes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights have inked another prospect, signing Lucas Elvenes to a three-year entry-level contract. " June 15

  • NHL Insider Thinks Vegas Could Be Surprise Landing Spot for John Tavares

    12 Up "?This would be a huge get for Sin City. The Knights made history this year by being the most successful expansion team in sports history. They won their division as well as the Western Conference. Now it seems like they could potentially get even better heading into the 2018-2019..." June 14

  • Vegas Golden Knights Sign Brooks Macek

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to his former club team, Brooks Macek has signed a one-year two-way contract with the Vegas Golden Knights. Once a Detroit Red Wings draft pick, Macek has been playing in the German DEL " June 12

  • Golden Knights Sign Stefan Matteau to One-Year Contract Extension

    Hockey Fights "Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, June 11, that the team has signed forward Stefan Matteau. Matteau inked a one-year contract worth an NHL average annual value of $650,000 and an American Hockey League Base Salary of $110,000. Matteau spent most..." June 12

  • Erik Karlsson Not Likely To Get Moved To Vegas

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With their season wrapping up much more quietly than the Washington Capitals, the Vegas Golden Knights will now look to continue their success next season. Due to the failed trade deadline move to acquire Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson many months ago, many people believe that Vegas general..." June 10

  • Marc-Andre Fleury: ‘I hope I finish my career’ in Vegas

    Sportsnet "Coming off one of his best, albeit with a difficult end, playoff performances, Marc-Andre Fleury’s season was a redemption story of its own. After more than a decade as the Penguins’ workhorse, the 2003 first overall pick was demoted to No. 2 behind prized prospect on the..." June 09

  • Golden Knights Getting Golden Pendants ... For Golden Playoff Run

    TMZ "They didn't get the silver, so the Vegas Knights will settle for gold ...  TMZ Sports has learned celebrity jeweler Boodaddy Diamonds is hooking up every single player on the Vegas team with a special gold pendant in honor of making the Stanley Cup..." June 09

  • Las Vegas sportsbooks avoid big payout as Knights fall short of Stanley Cup

    ESPN "The Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday night, ending a Cinderella inaugural season for the Vegas Golden Knights. And while Las Vegas sportsbooks won't have to pay out millions of dollars in preseason Golden Knights futures tickets that bettors..." June 08

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • David Perron Discussed Extension With Vegas Golden Knights

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights have two key unrestricted free agents up front in James Neal and David Perron, and at least one of them has made his desire to stay clear. David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal tweets that Perron discussed an extension during the..." June 08

  • Golden Knights coach says 'pressure is off us' in Stanley Cup Final

    NHL.com "Gerard Gallant's message sounded a lot like his words from about eight months ago, before the Vegas Golden Knights played their first game. "The pressure is off us now," the coach said on a conference call Tuesday. "We're going to go out and play and work hard..." June 06

  • Life as a Golden Knights player is pretty good in Las Vegas

    Pro Hockey Talk "It took 112 years for the city of Las Vegas to finally get a major sports team, and its first year couldn’t have gone any better.  An NHL expansion team in the Stanley Cup Final? No one was thinking that in the first year, not even Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley, who..." June 05

  • Should Golden Knights have pulled Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 4?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Golden Knights netminder Marc-Andre Fleury came into the Stanley Cup Final with a .947 save percentage. Pretty good, right? Well, let’s just say that number has gone down thanks to the Washington Capitals, who have scored at least three goals on him in each..." June 05

  • Las Vegas plans parade for Golden Knights — win or lose

    Sporting News "Golden Knights fans with visions of a championship parade down Las Vegas' famous Strip, in between the giant castle, roller coasters and a faux Eiffel Tower, will get their wish regardless if the Stanley Cup is a part of it — which is now unlikely after..." June 05

  • Stanley Cup Final tickets four times more expensive than NBA Finals tickets

    Sportsnaut "If you’re sensing a general feeling of malaise around the NBA Finals, you’re not alone. This is in stark contrast to the Stanley Cup Final. Fans can get into Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena for Wednesday’s Game 3 of the NBA Finals for $241. It would take more than four..." June 04

  • Tomas Tatar Will Play For Golden Knights In Game Four

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vegas Golden Knights have made a change up front as they prepare for Game 4 against the Washington Capitals. The team will insert Tomas Tatar into the lineup in place of David Perron, while moving Alex Tuch up to the second line. " June 04

  • Is the curtain beginning to close on the Vegas Golden Knights?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Could the weight of everything the Vegas Golden Knights have achieved this season be finally starting to catch up with the sporting world’s best story? If so, it would be the worst of the worst possible times. In Vegas’ 100th game as a franchise, they did..." June 04

  • Cracks beginning to show in Golden Knights’ armo

    Sportsnet "It took 100 games, but for the very first time in the gleaming history of the Vegas Golden Knights, we are seeing cracks in their armour. And they’re growing into giant fissures. In the sombre aftermath of the expansion team’s only set of consecutive losses in..." June 03

  • Brooks Orpik: 'Just got the wind knocked out of me' on hit by James Neal

    USA Today "Social media was abuzz about Sunday night about why the NHL concussion spotters didn’t pull Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik from Game 3 after he went down after a heavy hit from Vegas Golden Knights forward James Neal. Orpik had a simple explanation Sunday — a..." June 03