The Vegas Golden Knights are off for one week and as a result, I have the absolute banger of a song “One Week” by Barenaked Ladies stuck in my head.
This week, as any rest week is, the Golden Knights will look to take advantage and rest up their players. Jack Eichel, Alec Martinez, and Zach Whitecloud all remain out. Mark Stone joined the posse Wednesday as well with an upper-body injury.
But perhaps the most important thing the Golden Knights will look to do over this break is to forget about Wednesday night’s wet fart of a game they had against the Calgary Flames. Defensively the Golden Knights were a mess, giving up six goals and not helping out Robin Lehner at all.
Owen leaving the rink with all his takeways. pic.twitter.com/UR57kGKtlq
— Alan Saunders (@ASaunders_PGH) February 10, 2022
Fine, maybe I will change things up a bit! Zero takeaways from the Golden Knights Jack Eichel deal coming soon.
Beijing: Check this out from the Olympics. Golden Knights prospect Brendan Brisson scored in Team USA’s first game against China.
— USA Hockey (@usahockey) February 10, 2022
One more thing before we get into the rest of the league. With the state of Nevada’s new policies on masks, the Golden Knights have updated their mask policies for attending home games at T-Mobile Arena.
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) February 10, 2022
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Calgary: The flip side of the Golden Knights spanking against the Flames Wednesday night.
Washington: It seems as if the Capitals have backed off from pursuing Marc-Andre Fleury.
Colorado: Nathan Mackinnon has returned to practice for the Colorado Avalanche.
Women’s Hockey: Which cities should the women’s hockey league of the PHF expand to next?
San Jose: Sheng Peng breaks down 21 things the Sharks forwards are doing well. See that’s way more than eight takeaways!
Philly: Sam Carchidi says enough is enough, and that the Flyers need to start playing their prospects in Morgan Frost and Cam York.
Detroit: While steps in the right direction are there, the math does not add up for the Detroit Red Wings to make the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Coaching/Front Office News
St. Louis: The Blues have extended Stanley Cup-winning head coach Craig Berube for three years.
Vancouver: The Canucks have hired Cammi Granato as their now third assistant general manager.
Edmonton: The Oilers have fired head coach Dave Tippett and hired Jay Woodcroft as their interim head coach.
Finally: Interesting comparison article here on Sportsnet between the NHL and NFL. Which NFL team most resembles the Golden Knights. Spoilers- it’s not the Raiders.