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Golden Knights Daily: Looking At The Four ‘Golden Age’ Mini-Statues

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The Vegas Golden Knights had a little fun promotion for their home preseason games. Fans (and media) in attendance received one of four ‘Golden Age’ mini statues of Golden Knights players Mark Stone, Jack Eichel, and Reilly Smith, as well as one of head coach Bruce Cassidy.

Now that I have them all sitting at my home office, staring me down as I write, I figured we could have a little fun and look at all four and how much they look like each player/coach.

1) Mark Stone– They did a good job at bringing out Stone’s hair coming out of his helmet. Also, the captaincy ‘C’ makes it easier to distinguish which player the statue is of.

Mark Stone Vegas Golden Knights official 2021-22 headshot

2) Reilly Smith- Again, the alternate captaincy ‘A’ helps specify which player this is before you turn the statue around the read the name and number. But this one looks more like Alex Pietrangelo to me.

Reilly Smith mini statue Vegas Golden Knights

Reilly Smith Vegas Golden Knights official 2021-22 headshot

3) Bruce Cassidy- The lack of any equipment makes it obvious that this statue is of a coach. But the way it came out makes it look more like John F. Kennedy. Nice touch to add the VGK pin on the lapel. 

Bruce Cassidy mini statue Vegas Golden Knights

4) Jack Eichel- Sorry, but this looks nothing like Eichel. I think the requirement for the players to have helmets on in the statue model restricts Eichel’s curly hair from coming out.

Jack Eichel mini statue Vegas Golden Knights

Jack Eichel Vegas Golden Knights official 2021-22 headshot

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Player Safety: Gage Quinney was injured in the Golden Knights preseason game against the Arizona Coyotes after he took a high hit from Michael Carcone. Player safety has fined Carcone over $2k for the incident, the maximum allowed by the CBA.

Bottom Six: Bruce Cassidy says the Golden Knight’s fourth-line needs some work, going as far as to say that they are ‘not anywhere close to where they need to be.”

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Milestone Watch: Phil Kessel and Mark Stone are set to break some significant milestones in 2022-23.

Clip of the Day: Watch former Golden Knight Cody Glass react to making the Nashville Predators roster.

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TSN: The Columbus Blue Jackets have released Victor Rask from his professional tryout.

Dallas: Nils Lundkvist is turning heads with his new team in the Dallas Stars.

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Florida: Fantasy hockey sleepers for the Florida Panthers.

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Washington: The Washington Capitals had a celebratory dog photo shoot on Tuesday.