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Putting Sin City on ice: Golden Knights eager to turn Las Vegas into a hockey town
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In the western suburb of Summerlin, Nev., a planned community painted in hues of beige and brown and with a dizzying amount of roundabouts, there is an anonymous business park the Vegas Golden Knights temporarily call home. In the fall, they will move their operations into a nearly $30 million practice facility. For now, an office […]

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Haula hopes to build legacy with Golden Knights
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There’s no getting around it, the 2017-18 season will be one of many firsts for Erik Haula and his newly-created team. The 26-year-old was plucked by the Vegas Golden Knights during the expansion draft from the Minnesota Wild and is now eager to get started with the league's first expansion franchise in 17 years. "It's […]

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Golden Knights get approval for name trademark, not worried about logo
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The Vegas Golden Knights‘ nickname lives on. The NHL expansion franchise has received official approval from the United States Patent and Trademark Office to continue to use its nickname for identification and competition purposes, according to Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. That same approval has not yet been granted for the logo, and […]

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Look: Fleury unveils Vegas-themed Golden Knights mask
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In 2017-18, Fleury will represent the Golden Knights for the first time. On the ice And on his mask🌸 pic.twitter.com/xSH6fF3v8W — Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) August 3, 2017 Vegas Golden Knights projected starting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury could quickly become the first fan favorite of the NHL’s 31st franchise. While backup Calvin Pickard has turned to […]

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Report: Schmidt, Golden Knights heading to arbitration
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Nate Schmidt and the Vegas Golden Knights failed to reach an agreement at their arbitration hearing Thursday, reports Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. An arbiter will now determine Schmidt's new contract Saturday, but a deal between the NHL's 31st team and the 26-year-old defenseman can be negotiated before then. Earlier reports suggested Schmidt […]

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Report: Golden Knights, Schmidt can't agree on term or money
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The Vegas Golden Knights still have some work to do when it comes to a deal with restricted free agent Nate Schmidt before his Aug. 3 arbitration hearing. The Golden Knights requested a two-year deal with an average annual value of $975K, while Schmidt’s camp is seeking a one-year deal at $2.75 million, according to […]

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What do the Vegas Golden Knights plan to do with 12 defensemen?
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Defensemen are going at a premium in the NHL, so it was no surprise the Vegas Golden Knights targeted the position at the expansion draft. It was a smart way to load up on trade assets as the front office embraced a forward-thinking approach to building a winner from the ground up. But as a […]

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Vegas Golden Knights already have more ticket revenue than over 20 NHL teams
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The Vegas Golden Knights are almost set to start their funky little experiment in the desert, and one of the big questions entering the 2017-18 season is whether the franchise can actually build steady support in such an unusual market. Based on word of early ticket sales from Golden Knights owner Bill Foley, the team […]

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Golden Knights have more ticket revenue than Penguins, Bruins, Flyers
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The NHL became a more interesting place the moment that Bill Foley’s bid was accepted for the Vegas Golden Knights expansion team. All that said, Foley spoke to Forbes recently about the Golden Knights’ successes even before they’ve played a game, including that they’ve “sold 13,500 of the 17,000 seats” for games as well as […]

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Foley claims Golden Knights have more ticket revenue than Penguins
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The owner of the Vegas Golden Knights is claiming the expansion club’s ticket sales rival that of the Stanley Cup champions and several other legacy franchises. “We are number five, six or seven in terms of ticket revenue in the league,” Foley said to Mark Ewing of Forbes in a profile published Sunday night. "That’s […]

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Golden Knights sign Griffin Reinhart, Brendan Leipsic to 2-year deals
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The Vegas Golden Knights signed restricted free agents Griffin Reinhart and Brendan Leipsic to two-year contracts, the team announced Saturday. Reinhart’s deal comes with an average annual value of $800,000, while Leipsic will have an AAV of $650,000. Reinhart, 23, was scooped up by Vegas from the Edmonton Oilers in the expansion draft. The hulking […]

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Days after trade with Blackhawks, Vegas Golden Knights flip Marcus Kruger to Carolina
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The Blackhawks are in what’s become a typical offseason situation for them: a few needs to fill, not a lot of cash with which to fill them. With four more signings on Saturday, however, the Blackhawks hope to give themselves some depth and options this season. Wilmette native Tommy Wingels signed a one-year deal on […]

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