Hockey in the desert won’t work, they said. A Vegas team would be in last place, they said. You’ll have trouble filling seats in Vegas, they said. The Golden Knights will not make the playoffs, thats a fact, they said…
Well they were wrong. Hockey works in the desert, Vegas has topped their division all season, the seats are full and the Golden Knights made the Stanley Cup Playoffs in their first season.
The team has shined bright in the city of lights, ranking atop the entire NHL for parts of the season and reigning over the Pacific Division. Head Coach Gerard Gallant reached his 200th win as coach with this team. William Karlsson scored only 6 goals in 2016-17, now with Vegas he has set an NHL season goal scoring record with 40 goals so far. This team appears to have the recipe for success. Heading in to the playoffs, we will see just how GOLDEN these KNIGHTS are!
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