Today on Tom’s Daily: Henderson Silver Knights open Lifeguard Arena; Strome Signs; Nyquist out 5-6 months; Rise and Fall of Joe Murphy
Vegas Golden Knights
The Henderson Silver Knights will open Lifeguard Arena on Tuesday morning at 10 am. The rink will serve as a practice facility for the HSK as well as a major center for youth hockey development in Henderson/Las Vegas. (Las Vegas Review-Journal).
If you’re really missing hockey right now, ATT Sportsnet is going to air replays from the Golden Knights 2019-20 season. (NHL.com)
Ryan Strome ends up with a 2-year, $4.5M AAV deal. Looks like $4M this year and $5M next. (TSN)
Big blow to the Columbus Blue Jackets as Gus Nyquist will be out 5-6 months from shoulder surgery. (NBC Sports)
With Ryan Pulock inked, Mathew Barzal’s deal looms large on the horizon for the Islanders. Lou Lamoriello has some figuring to do. (NYIHockeyNow)
Joe Murphy went from former first overall draft pick, NCAA and Stanley Cup champion to homelessness in Ontario. This book chronicles his saga, and this excellent article on SI.com examines the issue further.
As if there’s a choice! The NHL extended its agreement with video game maker EA Sports today for the NHL franchise. (NHL.com)
Also for those of you who do play NHL21, there’s a major update on the way. Here’s a breakdown of the patch notes (GameSpot).
Montgomery County, PA COVID-19 surge traced in part to adult hockey teams. (Patch.com)
That’s is for Tom’s Daily. Don’t miss our look at the Reverse Retro fourth jersey coming in a few weeks!
Tom’s Daily: Golden Knights Game Postponed, Hertl Out for SJ
Tom’s Daily: The Vegas Golden Knights game with the San Jose Sharks Thursday night has been postponed, Sharks’ Tomas Hertl on COVID-19 protocol list; Boston Bruins – Philadelphia Flyers most-watched game ever on NBCSN with over 1 million viewers; NHL Schedule Updates; more
Vegas Golden Knights – San Jose Sharks game postponed for Thursday night out of “an abundance of caution.” (VegasHockeyNow)
Related: San Jose’s Tomas Hertl has been placed in the COVID-19 protocols by the NHL. (SanJoseHockeyNow)
The NHL has issued more schedule updates for games postponed by COVID-19 protocols. (NHL.com)
Freddie Andersen getting closer to returning for the Toronto Maple Leafs (TSN)
A “shaken” Artemi Panarin is taking time away from the New York Rangers following accusations coming out of Russia. USA Today takes a look at how Vladimir Putin’s reach and influence still hangs over Russian players. (USA Today)
The Bruins – Flyers game at Lake Tahoe on Sunday broke records including the most-watched regular season NHL game ever on NBCSN. (NBC Sports)
Good to see Henrik Lundqvist back on the ice again. (NHL.com)
Tom’s Daily: VGK Tickets; Aex Tuch Promoted; more
Tom’s Daily: Vegas Golden Knights announce ticket sales plans; Alex Tuch promoted to top line duties; Former BMG member Marc Roberts enjoying life with the VGK; Habs fire Julien, Muller; more.
The Vegas Golden Knights have announced the team’s ticket sales plans for games with limited capacity at T-Mobile Arena (VegasHockeyNow)
Alex Tuch has played his way to the top line, continuing his successful run with the Golden Knights in last year’s playoffs. (VegasHockeyNow)
Former Blue Man Group member Marc Roberts is loving his new role with the Vegas Golden Knights. (VegasHockeyNow)
Don’t look now, but here come the Los Angeles Kings. (Sports Illustrated)
The Canadiens have fired head coach Claude Julien and assistant coach Kirk Muller. (Sportsnet)
Marcus Foligno calls in the linesman to stop fight with Sharks rookie early. Know the code, kids. Respect. (USA Today)
Play chess like a hockey player! (Chess.com)
Tom’s Daily: VGK Fans March 1; Fantastic Fleury
Tom’s Daily: Vegas Golden Knights will have fans again March 1; Fleury blanks Avs; Artemi Panarin takes leave of absence; Boudreau interested in Seattle Kraken; Skinner a healthy scratch; more.
The Vegas Golden Knights will be able to host fans starting March 1, but not at the originally requested 20% capacity. (VegasHockeyNow)
Vegas shuts out the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 in a dominant performance by Marc-Andre Fleury. (NHL.com)
Speaking of Fleury and his incredible performance (which we foresaw here) here’s a breakdown of his acrobatics from last night’s win. (VegasHockeyNow)
Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the New York Rangers in the wake of abuse allegations. Some speculation has the allegations tied to political payback in his native Russia. Whatever the situation, it’s going to be difficult for both player and team. (ESPN)
Have you noticed? The Florida Panthers are one of the best teams in the NHL right now, and Sasha Barkov is a big reason why. He just moved into second place on the team’s all-time scoring list and like so many things Florida Panthers this season, it happened under the radar. (FloridaHockeyNow)
After the San Jose Sharks were crushed by the Minnesota Wild, the guys at San Jose Hockey Now say that’s enough, let’s kickstart this rebuild now. (SJHN)
Jeff Skinner’s stock continues to plummet in Buffalo, and now the former 40-goal scorer is a healthy scratch after just one assist in 14 games this season. (NHL.com)
Bruce Boudreau has expressed his interest in being the first coach of the expansion Seattle Kraken. (Sportsnet)
David Ayers has definitely gotten his 15 minutes of fame after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs last season as an emergency backup goaltender for the Carolina Hurricanes. Here’s a Q&A catching up with the hockey folk hero. (Sportsnet)