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Evaluating the Golden Knights Expansion Draft

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January 8, 2018

Vegas owes its success to a lot of things from coaching to player performance to outstanding fan support. Simultaneously, the biggest contributing factor is without a doubt the ridiculous amount of talent George McPhee acquired in the expansion draft. While the rules were beneficial, it is strange looking back…


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Big Name Free Agents Landing in Vegas? It Could Happen

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December 29, 2017

A lot of noticeable hockey players have yet to sign extensions to their existing contracts that expire at the end of the 2018 or the 2019 campaign. Because of this a lot of speculation and rumors have been floated as to where these players may end up. The thought…


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Vegas: A Team of the Future or a Team of Right Now?

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December 11, 2017

When detailing the short history of this team let’s face it nothing has gone the way anyone predicted. Some of the expansion draft choices were mocked. The subsequent trades in the summer were mocked. Waiving Calvin Pickard was mocked. The handling of Vadim Shipachyov was mocked. Hell, the very…


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Defensive Ratings vs Dallas

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November 30, 2017

A scoring chance is classified by Elias Sports Bureau (the official statistics recorder for the NHL) as a shot which is taken from within the slot. While the Golden Knights out-shot the Dallas Stars on Tuesday, 8 of the 26 shots from Dallas (at even strength) were taken from…