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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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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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GM George McPhee’s work in the next few days will determine Golden Knights’ Year 2 fate

Rarely, if ever, has there been a successful, championship-level NHL team built largely through free agency. Even before the NHL instituted a salary cap, drafting and developing players was still the surefire way to build into a contender. As the Vegas Golden Knights head into their first offseason and the start of free agency looms, many in the team’s fan

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Facing my fears: A Golden Knights-Kings first-round playoff match-up

By Howard Stutz Special guest contributor My home office contains a small shrine to the Los Angeles Kings. Photos of me with Kings’ legends Luc Robitaille, Anze Kopitar, and Dave Taylor are displayed along with signed hockey cards from Jim Fox and Butch Goring. There are Robitaille and Fox bobbleheads, and other memorabilia. Two Stanley Cup Champion caps, from 2012

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