We promise something new on SinBin.vegas every day of the year (except Sundays) no matter whether the team is on the ice or it’s the middle of summer. Normally we pick one topic and throw everything we can possibly jam into one article at you and call it a day, but today we’re going to change it up a bit. Nothing really warranted a full story, so instead, we present you with “quick hitters.”
Single Game Tickets On Sale Today
If you are following @GoldenKnights on Twitter, you’re probably already aware of this as they’ve found about 47 different creative ways to remind you, but if not, single game VGK seats go on sale at noon today.
McPhee Stays Unbiased During Draft
With the 135th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Golden Knights selected Brandon Kruse from Bowling Green State University. BGSU just so happens to be GM George McPhee’s alma mater, however, in an interview with FloHockey.tv, he says that had no impact on his decision to draft Kruse.
It’s a coincidence. I leave our drafting up to our scouts. I’m happy that they drafted him because he’s a terrific player, and I’m glad that they weren’t influenced by me; there’s no bias involved, they took the best player available, who happened to play at Bowling Green. I’m excited that it provides another reason to get to Bowling Green this year and watch them play. -McPhee
100 Point Projection
The creator of Corsica.hockey released a projection for every team and had the Golden Knights once again eclipsing the century mark.
NHL regular season team points projections for 2018-2019 (result of 10,000 simulations): pic.twitter.com/IgjUaa3nB8
— Emmanuel Perry (@manny_hockey) August 22, 2018
This model is widely regarded as one of the most accurate out there. Unlike most who had the Golden Knights in the 60’s or 70’s last season, Perry projected Vegas at 82, one of the highest we found. Hopefully, he’s 25 points short again.
Turk Still Saying Turk Things
Channel 8’s Ron Futrell caught up with Jack Adams winner Gerard Gallant at City National Arena and gave him a chance to raise the expectations on the season for the team. Gallant, like he always does, went straight into the Turk Cliche Handbook we may need to actually make one of these) instead.
It doesn’t change anything, it really doesn’t. I talked a lot about “one day at a time” last year and it’s going to be the same this year. We’re going to take it one game at a time and prepare the same way we did last year and do a lot of things the same way we did last year and hopefully, we keep getting the W’s. Just because we had a successful year last year doesn’t mean we’ll be successful this year. We’ve got to work hard every day, do the right things, and hopefully we will. -Gallant
Informal Practices At City National
Pretty much daily now a few Golden Knights can be seen skating around, running drills, and playing mini-scrimmages at City National Arena. Players who have participated to this point have been Deryk Engelland, Reilly Smith, Jon Merrill, Ryan Carpenter, Ryan Reaves, Nick Holden, and Gage Quinney.
More are expected each day as training camp nears.
Nick Holden is at City National Arena skating in VGK gear wearing #22. (Stick tap to Kat Craner for the pic) pic.twitter.com/os2sxY5W05
— SinBin.vegas (@SinBinVegas) August 21, 2018