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  • Originally posted by TonyD View Post

    What happened over there in Vegas? It has the entire NHL upside down, everyone talking about it and not agreeing with it.
    I would guess based on the pattern that it is one of 2 things: 1) He berated his players to unacceptable levels and a whistleblower came out or 2) He has some type of addiction issue.

    But this is bizarre! Totally agree TD

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    • Want to know the latest on what’s going on with the Golden Knights’ new AHL franchise? Here’s some answers to key questions.

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      • This may be the best arena we have ever been to. The locals have *embraced* this team and it is a home run for the NHL.
        we had other commitments on Saturday so we could not arrange to be there for the Isles game.


        Some massive home court advantages for Vegas:

        * First pro sports team in the market
        * Weather year round = can create a game day experience outside the arena that is just awesome
        * If the team sucks - the visting team fans can lap up the excess tix
        * Brand new building that seems very inviting - I sat in Section 18 - but my incomplete eval is that the seats up top seemed closer to ice than say Chicago or LA buildings which are HUGE

        If Malkin and Ledecky are building a building like this - that could be a great thing for us.

        A beer was 16 bucks.

        the food choices inside and outside the building is not rivaled

        There was a pep rally in front with great looking cheer squad and a DJ (Vegas!) and it whipped up the crowd. Inside - they have a ton of cheerleaders and rally squads and that marching band. The pre-game entertainment is pure Vegas. It would be so attractive to casual fans - without pissing off all but the holier - than - thou Original Six fan

        Sight lines were terrific

        Music was 3x as loud as most buildings ( could be a negative)

        Announcer was annoying with regard to announcing goals super loud and the "NE ENERGY POWER PLAY" during play which I could tell - distracted the Caps.

        They have a DJ in the "Tower" who runs the show and all that.

        The game is the game. Once the puck drops - it's up to the players to play well.

        we thought it was one of the best games I have been to in a while - and I get to go to a lot of good games.

        we heard that the Caps suffered from Vegas flu. The fans were real nice - we sat with Vegas season ticket holders. One works for the gaming industry and said the Caps lit it up the night before - says that some of the teams just let them go - figuring that it's just one game - but some teams stay in Henderson or some other place to avoid the Strip.

        we were helping another fan plan her trip to see a few NHL games - she is new to Hockey but said she has attended every game the past two years and we invited her to the Coliseum next year with her husband as- they asked " What are the old historic buildings" to see before they go. we told them - that functionally there are none left besides Nassau. Isn't like Anaheim or Colorado the oldest building now?

        They had about 10 % of the crowd as Caps fans - partly because it's hard to get tix - but a lot traveled to see Ovi get 700

        Our recommendation - get to a game in Vegas if you can. Great experience.

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        • Originally posted by Kaszycki's Krew View Post
          This may be the best arena we have ever been to. The locals have *embraced* this team and it is a home run for the NHL.
          we had other commitments on Saturday so we could not arrange to be there for the Isles game.


          Some massive home court advantages for Vegas:

          * First pro sports team in the market
          * Weather year round = can create a game day experience outside the arena that is just awesome
          * If the team sucks - the visting team fans can lap up the excess tix
          * Brand new building that seems very inviting - I sat in Section 18 - but my incomplete eval is that the seats up top seemed closer to ice than say Chicago or LA buildings which are HUGE

          If Malkin and Ledecky are building a building like this - that could be a great thing for us.

          A beer was 16 bucks.

          the food choices inside and outside the building is not rivaled

          There was a pep rally in front with great looking cheer squad and a DJ (Vegas!) and it whipped up the crowd. Inside - they have a ton of cheerleaders and rally squads and that marching band. The pre-game entertainment is pure Vegas. It would be so attractive to casual fans - without pissing off all but the holier - than - thou Original Six fan

          Sight lines were terrific

          Music was 3x as loud as most buildings ( could be a negative)

          Announcer was annoying with regard to announcing goals super loud and the "NE ENERGY POWER PLAY" during play which I could tell - distracted the Caps.

          They have a DJ in the "Tower" who runs the show and all that.

          The game is the game. Once the puck drops - it's up to the players to play well.

          we thought it was one of the best games I have been to in a while - and I get to go to a lot of good games.

          we heard that the Caps suffered from Vegas flu. The fans were real nice - we sat with Vegas season ticket holders. One works for the gaming industry and said the Caps lit it up the night before - says that some of the teams just let them go - figuring that it's just one game - but some teams stay in Henderson or some other place to avoid the Strip.

          we were helping another fan plan her trip to see a few NHL games - she is new to Hockey but said she has attended every game the past two years and we invited her to the Coliseum next year with her husband as- they asked " What are the old historic buildings" to see before they go. we told them - that functionally there are none left besides Nassau. Isn't like Anaheim or Colorado the oldest building now?

          They had about 10 % of the crowd as Caps fans - partly because it's hard to get tix - but a lot traveled to see Ovi get 700

          Our recommendation - get to a game in Vegas if you can. Great experience.
          Great report. I enjoyed reading it. Funny you mentioned the PA guy. Last game I noticed he talked for a full 20 seconds in to the PP just to tell the fans the Knights were on a PP. The NHL should put a stop to that.
          THE Boards Token Canadian Fan

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          • https://twitter.com/GoldenKnights/st...43132945887233

            CONGRATULATIONS to Mark Stone on being named the first captain in Vegas Golden Knights history!!!!
            "There’s unfinished business," coach Barry Trotz said.

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            • And we think we have cap issues!

              https://twitter.com/PuckPedia/status...56841596551168

              The #VegasBorn opening roster includes 20 Players & unique 13F/5D/2G. This roster is $227K Projected Under the Cap. If player is injured & they play 1 game w/ <20 (or 0 games if out due to COVID), can Emerg Recall player w/ Cap Hit <$1M & exceed cap.
              "There’s unfinished business," coach Barry Trotz said.

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              • At the season’s halfway point, Mark Stone and Marc-Andre Fleury are among several Knights in contention for end-of-season awards.

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                • First team to clinch.
                  THE Boards Token Canadian Fan

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                  • From fan favorites returning to holiday games and rivalries renewed, the Golden Knights’ fifth season should have something for everyone, including an Olympic break.

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                    • The Golden Knights and NHL hope the pandemic’s impact on this season will be smaller than the previous two. But there are still a lot of unknowns as training camps open this week.

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                      • I don't watch a lot of western conference games, and watched almost none last season. But is this lineup better than ours? I'm not seeing it, but a lot of the pundits are picking them to be better than us.

                        https://twitter.com/SinBinVegas/stat...79446439346176

                        Thus, this is a guess at the lines today (definitely wouldn't say this is confirmed)
                        Pacioretty-Stephenson-Stone
                        Marchessault-Karlsson-Smith
                        Krebs-Patrick-Dadonov
                        Dorofeyev-Kolesar-Coghlan
                        Martinez-Pietrangelo
                        McNabb-Theodore
                        Hague-Whitecloud
                        Lehner
                        Brossoit
                        "There’s unfinished business," coach Barry Trotz said.

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                        • Originally posted by mw147 View Post
                          I don't watch a lot of western conference games, and watched almost none last season. But is this lineup better than ours? I'm not seeing it, but a lot of the pundits are picking them to be better than us.

                          https://twitter.com/SinBinVegas/stat...79446439346176
                          Nope. We are better.

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                          • Originally posted by mw147 View Post
                            I don't watch a lot of western conference games, and watched almost none last season. But is this lineup better than ours? I'm not seeing it, but a lot of the pundits are picking them to be better than us.

                            https://twitter.com/SinBinVegas/stat...79446439346176
                            No they are not.
                            THE Boards Token Canadian Fan

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