Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Golden Knights vs Sharks

With the Calgary Flames having clinched the Pacific Division, that means the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds within the division are locked as well. The San Jose Sharks will face the Vegas Golden Knights in the first round, the second straight year the two teams will battle it out in the postseason. The Golden […]

Ranking the NHL’s 31 Starting Goalies

Guarding the net in the NHL may be one of the toughest jobs in professional sports. It’s a lonely world in the crease, and when the team falters, the goaltender is often the first to receive blame. That’s why finding a quality goalie is so critical for long-term success. In this article, we’ll take a […]

5 Worst Trades of the 2017-18 Season

* originally published in June 2018 With the NHL Playoffs now complete the focus turns to next season and trades will pick up again. Some trades are win-win, the Seth Jones for Ryan Johansen deal is a good example, but plenty of trades become a significant loss for one side (eg. Taylor Hall for Adam […]

Did The 2005 NHL Lockout Help Make The 2003 Draft Class Great?

When it comes to the annual NHL Entry Draft, few draft years are held in such high esteem as the 2003 NHL draft class. Considered one of the best drafts in NHL history, many of the players that were drafted that year can also easily be found in a “who’s who” list of the NHL’s […]

Who’ll Be the Vegas Golden Knights’ First Captain?

The headline might seem confusing, as the Vegas Golden Knights are in fact set to enter their second season of play, but it’s true! The team has yet to name its inaugural captain. So who should be the first to wear the ‘C’ in a Sin City? Last Season’s Alternate Captains Last year, the team […]

Goalie Workloads and the Stanley Cup

The recent Stanley Cup Final featured a goalie matchup between Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Marc-Andre Fleury of the Vegas Golden Knights. And while many statistics were used to favor one goalie or the other, a surprising statistic favored both. It turns out, Stanley Cup winning goalies aren’t the regular season’s ironman goalies. […]

The ‘Real Deal’ James Neal

Life is pretty great for Vegas Golden Knights forward James Neal. He’s coming off a 25-goal season, two more than last year. He is the de facto leader of the Golden Knights forwards, bringing considerable postseason experience. What is lacking in Neal’s resume, however, is a Stanley Cup ring. This is his second consecutive Stanley […]

Golden Knights Robbed of Tying Goal, Lose Physical Game 2

Any NHL team would tell you that it is incredibly difficult to make it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final without acquiring a hint of luck. The Golden Knights of Vegas, settled in a city where luck can build fortunes or bust dreams in a heartbeat, have relished in the narrative that destiny […]