Category: NHL

NHL Offseason Grades Part 2

By Danny Kraft

Minnesota Wild

Coming off a great 2017-2018 season, the Wild had a fairly quiet offseason, except for signing Matt Dumba to a five-year, $30 million extension. They also brought in defenseman Greg Pateryn who will hopefully provide help on the blue line.

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NHL Offseason Grades: Part One

By Danny Kraft

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks have had a fairly uneventful offseason; they have let go of some older players (Francois Beauchemin, Kevin Bieksa, Antoine Vermette) to clear cap space. The big resigning of this year was Adam Henrique, who came from New Jersey and got a five-year extension worth more than $5 million per year. In the last five years, he has scored 20 or more goals four times. Anaheim has also picked up Brian Gibbons, Carter Rowney, Luke Schenn, and Andrej Sustr.

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Inside the Vegas Golden Knights’ Historic Debut

By Thomas Jeffrey

Last summer the NHL conducted an expansion draft to fill the league’s newest member, the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Hockey fans were just excited to get a new team, especially in a big city like Las Vegas. However, none of those fans expected the Knights to win 51 games and the Pacific division.The Golden Knights have put together arguably the most debut season for a new franchise of any sport in history, and here’s how they did it.

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The Rise of the Golden Knights

By Shane Bidwell

From a faint idea on paper to a meteoric rise that has them sitting at 2nd in the West, the Las Vegas Golden Knights have captured the hearts of hockey fans young and old, and are looking to push for the Stanley Cup in their very first season in the league

What made the Knights a contender in their inaugural season was the NHL trying to build a solid team from the beginning instead of having another situation like the Coyotes. The Coyotes were  an expansion team that came into the league and struggled greatly. What the league decided for the expansion draft was the Knights could take players off of any team with some exceptions. The Knights used this “Golden” opportunity to build a contender from the jump.
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