Category Archives: hockey

Alex Pietrangelo heads to the desert to bring a Cup to the Golden Knights

Perhaps it was obvious in the Western Conference finals, when the Vegas Golden Knights made Anton Khudobin look like a prime Marty Brodeur and were dumped from the Stanley Cup playoffs in five games after scoring just eight goals. Maybe it was obvious back in January, when Gerard Gallant was shockingly dumped as head coach and replaced by Peter DeBoer.

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The inevitable break-up of the inaugural Golden Knights team makes sense, but chokes one up a bit

The inevitable break-up of the inaugural Golden Knights team makes sense, but chokes one up a bit

For those of us who are sports fans, I’d be willing to bet our most enduring memories occurred during our childhood, or at worst, early in adulthood. Four memories stand out for me: • In 1971, Roberto Clemente led the Pirates to the World Series championship with a fantastic performance, capped by a great game in Game 7. I’d just

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The referees got the penalty call horribly wrong but that didn’t cost the Golden Knights the game or the series

The referees got the penalty call horribly wrong but that didn’t cost the Golden Knights the game or the series

The Golden Knights had a chance to win the Stanley Cup taken from them because of a penalty that the officials weren’t originally planning to call. The Sharks were down 3-0 in Game 7 of their first-round series and the Knights had it all but wrapped up when the referees made the decision to give Cody Eakin a major for

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It’s the least sexy idea, but standing pat at trade deadline could pay dividends for the Golden Knights

The Vegas Golden Knights went to the Stanley Cup finals in 2018 in their first year of existence, and were it not for an all-timer save by Braden Holtby on Alex Tuch in the waning moments of Game 2, the Knights could have paraded the Cup down Las Vegas Boulevard in their first year of existence. After signing Paul Stastny

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The difference in the Vegas Golden Knights with and without Nate Schmidt is startling

Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt has been a catalyst to the team’s turnaround after a slow start, and has become one of the NHL’s elite players. Nate Schmidt’s name was the last one announced during the NHL Expansion draft in 2017, and it caused next-to-no reaction among the faithful at T-Mobile Arena. The Golden Knights fans who showed up

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