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Knights On Ice Jun 24, 2022
2021-22 Player Review: Chandler Stephenson had MVP season

2021-22 Player Review: Chandler Stephenson had MVP season

Photo by Ethan Miller/ He led the team in scoring for most of the year, finishing with 64 points in 79 games. In the 2021-22 Player Review series, we will evaluate the 2021-22 performances of each key member of the Golden Knights. Players were evaluated based on overall performance in the regular season with regard to pre-season expectations and how that player performed in his particular role. As general manager of the Washington Capitals, George McPhee used his third-round selection (No. 77 overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft to draft Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native...
Knights On Ice Jun 24, 2022
Knights Nuggets: Smith staying put?

Knights Nuggets: Smith staying put?

Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL. Let’s go over some news and notes: - It sounds like the Golden Knights have reached a verbal agreement with Reilly Smith to keep him in Vegas for a few more years. They’ll need to clear cap space to make it official, though. [Knights On Ice] - Speaking of Reilly Smith, he’s still pretty darn good despite all the injuries he’s dealt with. [Knights On Ice] - Things are quiet for the Golden Knights right now, so here’s a projection of the...
Knights On Ice Jun 23, 2022
2021-22 Player Review: Reilly Smith missed some time, but proved his worth

2021-22 Player Review: Reilly Smith missed some time, but proved his worth

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports The 31-year-old’s future is up in the air after ending the season on LTIR In the 2021-22 Player Review series, we will evaluate the 2021-22 performances of each key member of the Golden Knights. Players were evaluated based on overall performance in the regular season with regard to pre-season expectations and how that player performed in his particular role. Reilly Smith battled injuries over the past two seasons and now finds himself an Unrestricted Free Agent (UFA) for a seemingly cash-strapped Golden Knights club. His value to...
Knights On Ice Jun 23, 2022
Report: Golden Knights and Reilly Smith Have Reached Verbal Agreement on Contract Extension

Report: Golden Knights and Reilly Smith Have Reached Verbal Agreement on Contract Extension

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via The Vegas Golden Knights reportedly have found a way to keep pending UFA Reilly Smith in town. According to Frank Seravalli, the two sides have reached a verbal agreement to be announced at some point in the future so that things work out better from a salary cap perspective. You can take Reilly Smith off the Top 50 UFAs board.Sources say Smith and the Vegas @GoldenKnights have reached a verbal agreement to keep the winger with VGK on a contract extension. May not be immediately announced for offseason/tagging cap...
Knights On Ice Jun 23, 2022
Knights Nuggets: One away

Knights Nuggets: One away

Photo by Julio Aguilar/ Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL. Let’s go over some news and notes: - Nic Roy certainly has room for improvement, but there’s no doubting he’s been a pretty good player for the Golden Knights. [Knights On Ice] - Daniil Miromanov earned himself a two-year contract extension with the Knights, so that’s cool. [Knights On Ice] - Former Vegas bench boss Peter DeBoer found himself a new job, and it’s with the Stars down in Dallas. [Knights On Ice] In other news... - The Avalanche are...
Knights On Ice Jun 22, 2022
2021-22 Player Review: Things Are Looking Up For Nicolas Roy

2021-22 Player Review: Things Are Looking Up For Nicolas Roy

Photo by Jeff Bottari/NHLI via Roy made most of increased role in 2021-22. In the 2021-22 Player Review series, we will evaluate the 2021-22 performances of each key member of the Golden Knights. Players were evaluated based on overall performance in the regular season with regard to pre-season expectations and how that player performed in his particular role. Nicolas Roy had a career year for the Vegas Golden Knights, and it was a blast seeing him take the ice and making the most of the opportunities that came his way. The 2021-22 campaign was Roy’s third year as a...
Knights On Ice Jun 21, 2022
Golden Knights, Daniil Miromanov agree on two-year extension

Golden Knights, Daniil Miromanov agree on two-year extension

Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports After appearing in 11 games last season, the Knights lock up some blue-line depth. On Tuesday, the Golden Knights and defenseman Daniil Miromanov agreed to a two-year extension with an annual cap hit of $762,500. This contract lowers his cap hit from 2021-22 by $80,000 but lowers his annual average value by $162,500. The Golden Knights have signed defenseman Daniil Miromanov to a 2-year extension worth $762,500 AAV.— Jesse Granger (@JesseGranger_) June 21, 2022 After making his NHL debut on October 24, Miromanov received the...
Knights On Ice Jun 21, 2022
Stars hire former Golden Knights head coach Peter DeBoer

Stars hire former Golden Knights head coach Peter DeBoer

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports DeBoer in Big D. It didn’t take very long for Peter DeBoer to find a new head coaching gig. Just over a month after being fired by the Vegas Golden Knights, DeBoer is headed to the Central Division to take over as bench boss of the Dallas Stars. Former Stars head honcho Rick Bowness stepped down from his role shortly after Dallas was eliminated from the playoffs at the hands of the Calgary Flames. The Stars officially announced the hiring of DeBoer Tuesday afternoon. Welcome to #TexasHockey, coach!Pete DeBoer has officially been...
Knights On Ice Jun 21, 2022
2021-22 Player Review: Alex Pietrangelo built on impressive 2021 playoff run

2021-22 Player Review: Alex Pietrangelo built on impressive 2021 playoff run

Photo by David Becker/NHLI via He scored 13 goals and 44 points while averaging a team-high 24:39 per game. In the 2021-22 Player Review series, we will evaluate the 2021-22 performances of each key member of the Golden Knights. Players were evaluated based on overall performance in the regular season with regard to pre-season expectations and how that player performed in his particular role. Alex Pietrangelo has had some memorable moments since joining the Vegas Golden Knights ahead of the 2020-21 campaign. There was the infamous “oh boy” reaction while defending...
Knights On Ice Jun 21, 2022
Knights Nuggets: Here come the Lightning

Knights Nuggets: Here come the Lightning

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL. Let’s go over some news and notes: - It was another tough year for Nolan Patrick, and it’s fair to wonder what the future holds for him with the Golden Knights. [Knights On Ice] - The Golden Knights are trying to regain their reputation as a Stanley Cup contender, and they couldn’t have hired a better coach to lead the charge. [The Athletic] In other news... - Without Brayden Point, the Lightning responded to their beatdown suffered against Colorado...
Knights On Ice Jun 20, 2022
2021-22 Player Review: Nolan Patrick continues to battle injuries

2021-22 Player Review: Nolan Patrick continues to battle injuries

Photo by Zak Krill/NHLI via The Golden Knights’ injury-prone forward faces a pivotal offseason. In the 2021-22 Player Review series, we will evaluate the 2021-22 performances of each key member of the Golden Knights. Players were evaluated based on overall performance in the regular season with regard to pre-season expectations and how that player performed in his particular role. When the Vegas Golden Knights acquired Nolan Patrick from the Nashville Predators (but really the Philadelphia Flyers) last season, the hope was that he’d be able to find his footing in...
Knights On Ice Jun 20, 2022
Knights Nuggets: New head coach, who dis?

Knights Nuggets: New head coach, who dis?

Photo by Ethan Miller/ Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL. Let’s go over some news and notes: - Hey, did you know the Golden Knights hired a new head coach? Many people are talking about this. His name is Bruce Cassidy and he seems quite swell. [Knights On Ice] - Here’s everything you need to know about Cassidy from the perspective of a Bruins fan. [Knights On Ice] - Also, here are some of the highlights from Cassidy’s introductory press conference with the Golden Knights. [Knights On Ice] - The Golden Knights...
Knights On Ice Jun 17, 2022
2021-22 Player Review: Max Pacioretty was stellar when healthy but missed 43 games

2021-22 Player Review: Max Pacioretty was stellar when healthy but missed 43 games

Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Pacioretty recorded a team-high 0.95 points per game in 39 contests. In the 2021-22 Player Review series, we will evaluate the 2021-22 performances of each key member of the Golden Knights. Players were evaluated based on overall performance in the regular season with regard to pre-season expectations and how that player performed in his particular role. An unrelenting and unforgiving barrage of injuries plagued the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2021-22 campaign, but Max Pacioretty got a particularly raw deal. The 33-year-old...
Knights On Ice Jun 16, 2022
Golden Knights trade Evgenii Dadonov to Montreal for Shea Weber’s contract

Golden Knights trade Evgenii Dadonov to Montreal for Shea Weber’s contract

Photo by Christopher Mast/NHLI via The Golden Knights get Dadonov’s $5 million cap hit off the books. The Vegas Golden Knights have traded forward Evgenii Dadonov to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Shea Weber, the club announced Thursday. Weber has four years remaining on his contract, which carries an AAV of $7.8 million. The 36-year-old will remain on injured reserve, according to general manager Kelly McCrimmon, making this an LTIR play for Vegas. Weber missed the entirety of the 2021-22 season due to lower-body injuries and is unlikely to play...
Knights On Ice Jun 16, 2022
Bruce Cassidy details his vision for Golden Knights in introductory press conference

Bruce Cassidy details his vision for Golden Knights in introductory press conference

James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports The Golden Knights’ new head coach addressed the Vegas media for the first time Thursday morning. During his first media availability as the head coach of the Vegas Golden Knights, Bruce Cassidy answered wide-ranging questions from his tenure in Boston to his expectations and vision for Vegas. Even to a contrarian like myself, Cassidy shone bright with an energy unaccustomed to the press conference room at City National Arena. Not only did he have an answer for every question, he seemingly had the best one for everything thrown his way....

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