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Return Of The Golden Knights Forecheck Has Meant A Return To Winning

The entire night it looked like VGK had an extra man on the ice. At times they did, but most of the time it was because of their tenacious forechecking. (Photo Credit: SinBin.vegas Photographer Brandon Andreasen)

Midway through Saturday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks, I tweeted this.

The Golden Knights were up 2-0 and were all over the Ducks in all three zones, but what prompted the tweet was a specific shift by Cody Eakin, Tomas Nosek, Ryan Carpenter, Brayden McNabb, and Colin Miller that belongs in an instructional video on forechecking.

There were plenty of others similar to this shift, but this one is spectacular. Eakin actually loses the draw, but Carpenter jumps into the play and saves it. The puck is then sent in deep and that’s when the dominance begins. The Ducks have possession of the puck four different times and never come close to getting out of their zone. The puck is put into the crease on three different occasions, all high danger scoring chances, and the only reason the Ducks end up escaping is because Eakin unfortunately steps on the puck on a great pass from Miller that could have been another great scoring chance.

They’re a good skating hockey team. If we don’t execute with the puck in our zone, they’ll be on us all night. -Ryan Getzlaf, Ducks forward

That is what led the Golden Knights all the way to the Stanley Cup Final, and it’s what’s been missing over the course of the first five or six games of the year.

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Vegas Golden Knights 3rd Jersey Concept

**These are NOT real 3rd jerseys for the Golden Knights.**

Around the league many teams have unveiled “3rd Jerseys” this season. There are throwbacks like the Ducks and Coyotes, brand new designs like the Avalanche and Jets, and some slightly off the wall ones like the Hurricanes and Devils. You can see all 15 of them here.

The Golden Knights will NOT be getting a 3rd jersey this season and odds are it’s not even in the cards for next year either. However, eventually Adidas, the NHL, and The Creator will want to pick up a couple extra bucks and a 3rd jersey will be unveiled. With a little inspiration from the Drumbots and the Season Ticket Holder Box, we decided to take a stab at a concept.

These concepts were designed by Drew Goldfarb, former pre/postgame host for the Florida Panthers who has adopted the Golden Knights as his new team of choice.

So, without further ado, here is the “Vegas Born Golden Knights 3rd Jersey Concept.”

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VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS 3 ANAHEIM DUCKS 1 (4-4-0 8 PTS)

The Golden Knights took it to the Ducks early dominating the 1st period, but it took all the way into the waning seconds before they got one behind John Gibson; a power play goal on a tip from William Karlsson. Ryan Reaves got on the board for his first goal of the season extending the lead after two periods to 2-0. Anaheim got on the board early in the 3rd. The Ducks kept it very interesting due to the unreal goaltending of Gibson, but the late empty netter sealed it for the Golden Knights. Big win to start off the homestand 2-0-0.

Upcoming stories from the Vegas Golden Knights vs. Anaheim Ducks at T-Mobile Arena.

  • Jersey concepts for a Golden Knights 3rd jersey (that’s probably not coming any time soon)

Three Stars
*** William Carrier
** William Karlsson
* Ryan Reaves

Steve Carp Joins SinBin.vegas

SinBin.vegas is proud to introduce, as if that’s necessary, our newest columnist Steve Carp.

Steve Carp covered the Vegas Golden Knights for the Las Vegas Review-Journal from 2015 to 2018. A six-time Nevada Sportswriter of the Year, the Brooklyn, New York, native has lived and worked in Las Vegas since 1988. During that time, while working first at the Las Vegas Sun and the Review-Journal, he has covered virtually every major sporting event in Las Vegas. Carp has won numerous writing awards from the Nevada Press Association, Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Associated Press Sports Editors.

Steve is the author of the new book “Vegas Born: The Remarkable Story of the Golden Knights.” Carp also recently began serving as the senior editor of Gaming Today, a Las Vegas based weekly publication that has been dedicated to sports wagering and the casino industry for more than 40 years.

It’s great to be returning to the rink and working with two passionate hockey fans in Ken and Jason. I’m excited and looking forward to reconnecting with the Golden Knights’ fan base and hockey fans in general in Las Vegas and beyond. And my thanks to the Jimmerson Law Firm for sponsoring the column. I look to pick up where I left off in June and provide SinBin.vegas followers with the coverage and insight they were accustomed to seeing from me in the past. -Steve Carp

To borrow the words of the great Ron Burgandy, he’s kind of a big deal.

All of Steve’s work here on SinBin.vegas is made possible because of our amazing sponsor the Jimmerson Law Firm.

For over twenty-five years, the Jimmerson Law Firm has been widely recognized as one of Las Vegas’s preeminent full-service law firms. Specializing in high stakes business, civil and family litigation, the Jimmerson Law Firm has an unparalleled track record of winning when it matters most. Over and over again, the Jimmerson Law Firm has delivered successful results for its clients whether it be at the bargaining table or in the courtroom.

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SinBin.vegas readers should call the Jimmerson Law Firm when they are in need of effective representation in business, civil and family litigation. When the issues in dispute are that important, or when losing simply isn’t an option, SinBin.vegas readers can trust that the attorneys at the Jimmerson Law Firm can go the distance and will tirelessly fight to achieve their clients’ desired results.

The Jimmerson Law Firm is proud to support Steve Carp’s twice-weekly columns on SinBin.vegas. Carp’s columns will post every Sunday and Wednesday starting with his first on October 31st.

ALEX TUCH (F) SIGNS 7 YEAR EXTENSION AT $4.75M AAV

Per a report from Elliotte Friedman (subsequently confirmed by VGK) the Golden Knights have locked down forward Alex Tuch to a 7-year contract extension worth $33.25 million.

Tuch’s contract begins next season which means he’s under contract with the Golden Knights through the 2025-26 season. His cap hit remains the same ($925,000) for this season and the $4.75M begins next year.

The deal is similar to Shea Theodore’s deal in that Tuch appears to be slightly overpaid at the moment to become a steal salary-wise in a few years.

Tuch has yet to step on the ice this season after getting injured in one of the final preseason games of the year. This deal is obviously a good sign that the Golden Knights have no concerns about any lingering effects of the injury.

Season Ticket Holder Boxes: It Really Is The Water From T-Mobile Arena

Last night the Golden Knights held the annual “Season Ticket Holder Event” in which more than 4,000 season ticket members showed up to Mandalay Bay to paint VGK logos on canvases provided by Pinot’s Palette.

While the fans were painting, the entire Golden Knights roster showed up to sign autographs, take pictures, and chat with the thousands in attendance. It was as unique as a “hockey” event can possibly be.

When the event ended season ticket holders were given their 2018-19 member box. (Pictures at the end of the article) It’s become a tradition the team intends on continuing for at least the first five years. In that box was a tiny glass vial filled with the water that made the ice at T-Mobile Arena last season.

Like anyone, I saw the vial and had questions, is it really the actual water and if so, what are the logistics of making this happen? So, like any good blogger professional writer I found the answer, and yes, it really is the water.

We needed something different. Brian Killingsworth (Chief Marketing Officer) brought it up and we’re like, well that’s interesting, is that even physically possible? I said, if we can’t do the real thing, it would be foolish. So, the end of the season we worked with Salami (Ice Man), and once the ice melted we had buckets down at T-Mobile Arena. Then, we had to ship those buckets by ground to Arkansas. Our group out there had the vials already and they filled them. We only did 6,000 of them. There’s still some water left, but it is absolutely the real water from the ice. -Todd Pollock, Director of Ticketing

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Fleury’s Appearance On History Channel’s Counting Cars

Hard to tell who was more excited to meet who. (Photo Credit: History Channel’s Counting Cars)

Marc-Andre Fleury LOVES cars. He’s had Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis and now he’s in the market for his first muscle car. Luckily, one of the most popular car reality shows is set in Las Vegas.

Fleury drives his Ferrari into the shop. (Photo Credit: History Chanel’s Counting Cars)

Count’s Kustoms owner Danny Koker’s show Counting Cars aired the episode featuring Fleury yesterday in which he got to see his next car. The car is a customized 1972 Chevelle Convertible.

I just thought it would look cool, so this is the perfect opportunity for me to try it. -Marc-Andre Fleury

Here’s what the car looks like when they were done with it.

500 horsepower! (Photo Credit: History Channel’s Counting Cars)

Fleury says he’s anxiously waiting to get the car as they are still “breaking it in” for him.

All we ask now is you put a big giant Cup in the back seat of her. -Danny Koker

You can see the whole episode here.

Golden Knights vs. Buffalo Sabres Photo Gallery – October 16, 2018

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SinBin.vegas Podcast #127: That’s More Like It

Following the ass-whipping of the Buffalo Sabres, we return to the studio to talk about that game and take a bunch of questions from Instagram. Hosted by Ken Boehlke and Jason Pothier.

  • A complete 60-minute effort
  • Max Pacioretty’s frustration (including a quick interview with Pacioretty)
  • Eakin to the 2nd line?
  • How do you watch hockey when VGK isn’t playing?
  • What to do when Tuch comes back from injury.

And much more…

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It Felt Like It Was Happening Again; Then It Didn’t

Say it ain’t so, ref! (Photo Credit: SinBin.vegas Photographer Brandon Andreasen)

Here we are, 8:40 into the 1st period at T-Mobile Arena. The Golden Knights are buzzing, creating chances left and right, and defending about as well as they have all year, when Shea Theodore skates through nearly the entire Buffalo Sabres team to score a highlight toe-drag goal. The arena is going crazy, the Golden Knights are celebrating, and that nervous feeling that’s been plaguing Vegas early this season feels like it’s fading away, but then, the referee skates to the red line, turns on his mic and says “Buffalo is challenging if the play is offside.”

Oh no.

Watching the replay, it was clearly offside as Max Pacioretty entered the zone early. That feeling of euphoria, gone.

We knew right away the goal was offside as soon as we looked down. It wasn’t a big deal. We knew it was coming. -Gerard Gallant

When something like that happens it all part of the game, you’ve got to regroup from it. It’s still an unbelievable play by Shea, it’s still a highlight. -Brad Hunt

Wrong little guy skating to the box, but you get the point. (Photo Credit: SinBin.vegas Photographer Brandon Andreasen)

Ok fine, no big deal, right? But then, minutes later, Tomas Hyka took a hooking penalty, and all the good the Golden Knights had done in the 1st 10 minutes was ready to disappear into thin air if the penalty was not killed off.

It’s an all too familiar story seven games into the season, and a feeling every Golden Knights fan had the second the penalty box door opened. Here we go again.

Yeah, it felt like that was our luck at that time, but you know, what can you do? It’s in the past and all you can do is battle forward and I’m proud of the way we did that. -William Karlsson

That’s exactly what the Golden Knights did. They killed that penalty (and like a thousand others), they kept battling through the misfortune, and they made it change. Jonathan Marchessault scored a power play goal, Cody Eakin raced for a shorthanded one, and Karlsson even got on the board for the first time this year as well.

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