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Vegas Golden Knights - How do they do it?
The NHL has surpassed its halfway mark for the season. Vegas sits 1st in the Western Conference and 2nd in the NHL.

I presume they’re on track to be the best inaugural expansion team in NFL/NHL/NBA/MLB history - maybe by a wide margin.

How do they do it?
01-12-2018 01:25 AM
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RE: Vegas Golden Knights - How do they do it?
I guess they lucked up in the expansion draft and the head coach knew some hockey on that side of the NHL to propel the talent forward.

I'd have to argue that only the Jaguars and Panthers in their 2nd year both made it to their respective conference title games.
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RE: Vegas Golden Knights - How do they do it?
The expansion draft rules for protection of players made sure that Vegas got a number of good players and they drafted well. That and their goalies have been hot all year. Fleury (their original top goalie) is a Stanley Cup winning goalie who had been surpassed by a younger Penguins goalie but is still good and is back on his game this year. Subban and then Lagace (when Subban got injured) stepped up and played well enough in their turns in the net.
01-13-2018 09:30 AM
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RE: Vegas Golden Knights - How do they do it?
1. Talent in the league has never been better, and the 17-year gap between expansion drafts meant that the player pool wasn't depleted like it was around the turn of the century.
2. They drafted very well as Tribe Pride points out.
3. Really good coaching by Gallant.
4. Black voodoo magic.
01-13-2018 12:25 PM
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