Vezina frontrunner Marc-Andre Fleury joined former NFL punter turned radio superstar Pat McAfee’s radio show today in what became a must-hear interview.
Fleury chatted about pranks he’s pulled on the road, hitting guys in the balls when the refs aren’t looking, Stanley Cup celebrations, and so much more.
Near the end of the interview McAfee, while showing off his puckhandling skills, tells Fleury he’s willing to donate $100,000 to a charity of Fleury’s choice if the three-time Cup winner scores his first career goal this season.
Ah jeez, you’re going to get me trying every night now. -Fleury on Pat McAfee Show
The interview is about as good as it gets if you are a fan of Fleury and/or the Golden Knights. Give it a watch, you won’t regret it.
Photo Credit: AT&T Sportsnet broadcast of 1/18/21 game
Usually when the cameras cut to the Golden Knights bench during games we see plenty of familiar faces. This year, many of those faces are hiding behind masks, but they aren’t ordinary masks.
Each of the coaches, the backup goalie, and many others on the Vegas bench have been wearing black masks adorned with the Golden Knights logo on one side and a trio of stripes matching the team’s jersey on the other.
Unlike the team’s jerseys who are made by Adidas, the equipment made by companies like CCM, Bauer, and Warrior, or fan gear mostly produced by Fanatics, the face coverings seen on the Golden Knights bench are produced by a local company with a physical store right here in Vegas.
That company is Boomer Naturals and their signature product is a three-layer, adjustable, silver-infused face covering. They printed a few with Golden Knights logos as a gift to some members of the organization. They were hand-delivered to City National Arena and they impressed the team so much they called to say they needed more.
We were so excited to get the news. We’re a Vegas-based company with a staff full of Golden Knights fans. I’m very proud of our graphics team who did an incredible job working with the designs. -Amberly Quaintance, Boomer Naturals Director of Marketing and Business Development
So far, the Golden Knights have been seen wearing black masks but there are new gold ones they’ll also be wearing soon.
I really wanted to see Fleury wearing one of the masks. I actually missed it on TV the first time and then my phone started blowing up with screenshots after they showed him. -Quaintance
The masks are only available for purchase locally. You can get them now at Boomer Naturals, located at 8670 W Cheyenne. They are also available at Modern Rivals at 545 W Sunset in Henderson and Findlay Chevrolet at 6800 S Torrey Pines.
The team will be wearing the black and gold styles, but they also come in white with the alternate logo.
Don’t forget! We’re undefeated since they started wearing them! -Quaintance
Force Majeure is a very scary phrase for hockey fans. The owners have a legit claim to cancel the season and not pay the players and there's nothing anyone can do about it. Hopefully cooler heads prevail and they play.
The Golden Knights made quite the splash this offseason with the release of their much anticipated third jersey. The third jersey became the first metallic gold jersey in professional sports history.
But, the jersey releases for next season aren’t done yet!
The NHL is introducing a new “Reverse Retro” jersey line that will be unveiled for all 31 teams sometime before the beginning of next season. A few have already leaked out and we’re now able to share the exact design of the Golden Knights version.
Through a source close to the design of the jersey we were able to get a long look at the design and have recreated it to show it off before it’s released for sale.
The jersey is mostly red with the Golden Knights’ secondary logo, the sword star, across the chest. The primary logo is on each shoulder. The jersey numbers, both on the back and the sleeves, are mainly white with a gold and black border. The nameplate is red with white letters. The design includes a “V” shaped pattern of grey, gold, and black at the bottom of the jersey. Those same colors are along the sleeves. The collar is mostly gold with a black border.
Without further ado, here it is…
The “retro” in reverse retro is a nod towards the Las Vegas Thunder. The Thunder had various versions of the “V” pattern at the bottom of their jerseys during their six seasons in the International Hockey League. (Examples – 1, 2, 3, 4)
Per Icethetics.com, the jerseys are expected to be worn in games.
My understanding of these Reverse Retro jerseys is that each team will have one and they will be worn only once or twice per season—and likely between certain rivals. In other words, these Flyers and Penguins jerseys were designed to contrast so they could be worn opposing each other in the same game. –Chris Smith, Icethetics.com
The jerseys are expected to be available in both Adidas and Fanatics versions like all other VGK game jerseys.
These jerseys are also similar to ones worn by the 2000-06 Calgary Flames. (Examples – 1, 2, 3, 4)
Though we still have no idea how many games the Golden Knights are expected to play in the 2020-21 season, we now know for sure how many jerseys they’ll wear during the year and that number is four.
**Stick tap to our guy Drew Goldfarb for working with us to re-create the design.”
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This team should have no concerns about making the playoffs. Seeding is overrated. Would much rather have the $7 million on someone who is allowed to play when the games really matter. https://t.co/7WBuG8aBuI