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Paul Stastny: Diehard Tennis Fan

This dude loves tennis more than you love hockey. (Photo Credit: SinBin.vegas Photographer Brandon Andreasen)

If you’re a tennis fan or not, the Serena Williams/US Open controversy was hard to miss. We’ve seen this scenario play out countless times in professional sports. It’s the classic story of a competitive, superhuman athlete vs. the villainous, sketchy game officials. Bozo’s like me, blindly support the player. As was in the case with Serena’s violation meltdown last week.

Since nobody I knew was willing to talk about a messy tennis match, I decided to strike up a conversation with the Golden Knights biggest tennis fan.

They’re both to blame, but in a championship game, I don’t care you let it slide. I don’t think she got screwed, but at the same time the ref shouldn’t be known. -Paul Stastny

My argument to Golden Knights newest center, was the chair umpire never should’ve called the violation to begin with. Especially, in a final match. Here’s the rule, if you actually care.

In my eyes, the finals chair ump broke multiple unwritten rules. Therefore, I let Serena completely off the hook. ESPN’s Chris Fowler described the chair ump as a stickler… he overstepped and picked a weird time to give a coaching violation.

Stastny, the more reasonable tennis fan wasn’t willing to give the Open umpire the share of the blame.

She was berating him over and over again. I understand, she’s emotional down a game, down a set. All the pressure is on her to win her twenty-fourth slam… She called him a thief and was also telling him he wasn’t going to officiate again. She threaten him more than once and she did for five straight minutes. -Stastny

Well, the 12-year NHL veteran does make a good point.

As a ref in a championship game you gotta tell her, call me out but one more outburst and I’m taking a game from you. -Stastny

Finally, Stastny came around and admitted that officials ruin everything. Okay, now I’m making things up. In all seriousness, it was fun to talk to a professional athlete about being a fan. Stastny told us his love of tennis came from his mother and his NHL Hall of Fame father Peter Stastny. Both were tennis enthusiasts and passed it along to their son. That and hockey.

Stastny is a good NHL center, and a great guy but…

Are you a Roger fan?

Oh yeah. C’mon. -Stastny

We’ll let it slide I guess.

**We were able to get most of my chat with Stastny about tennis recorded, but Ken decided to walk away towards the end to go ask Pacioretty about bed sheets. Here it is, you can just hear the excitement in his voice when I opened the door to talk tennis.**

 

Win Tickets And Zamboni Rides At VGK Home Games From Adam S. Kutner And Associates

The best giveaway in all of the VGK universe is back for the 2018-19 season.

Our friends at Adam S. Kutner & Associates, the best Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney, are giving away a pair of tickets to every home game this year. Plus, for many games, an intermission ride on the Adam Kutner wrapped Zamboni!!!

They are great seats and it costs absolutely nothing to enter to win them. All you have to do is like Adam’s facebook page, comment on the contest post, and enter your email on the rules page.

This page will update to the newest contest every game too, so pop this into your bookmarks so you don’t miss a game.

So, what are you waiting for, go win some free tickets to the next home Golden Knights game!

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Divisional Futures And All 31 Season Point Totals Listed At William Hill

If this happens again you can be rich! Just not nearly as rich as when it happened the first time. (Photo Credit: Ken Boehlke, SinBin.vegas)  

It wasn’t long ago that the thought of betting the Golden Knights to win anything more than the next game was considered a sucker bet. 50:1 to win the division, 100:1 to win the conference, and at a time the Golden Knights went off at as high as 500:1 to win the Stanley Cup. They cashed a bunch (wish it was all) of those tickets and this year Vegas sportsbooks have wised up.

William Hill has had futures listed for the Final (VGK +900) and for both conferences (VGK +450) for a while, but now they’ve recently released the odds for each team to win their respective divisions, and to no one’s surprise, the Golden Knights aren’t longshots this time around.

Pacific Division

Golden Knights +260
Sharks +300
Ducks +400
Kings +400
Oilers +600
Flames +600
Coyotes +5000
Canucks +7500

Oddly enough, the Golden Knights do not have the highest season point total in the division. Instead, they come in third behind the Sharks and Ducks and tied with the Kings.

Ducks – 97.5
Sharks – 97.5
Golden Knights – 95.5
Kings – 95.5
Flames – 93.5
Oilers – 90.5
Coyotes – 79.5
Canucks – 76.5

Remember, a lot of these numbers have to do with betting action rather than the actual belief of a bookmaker. However, it’s surprising to see such disparities between the season point totals and the division futures.

On one hand, the Golden Knights are the favorites to win the division. On the other, they are projected to be right at the playoff points cut line with 95.5 points.

Every good gambler knows, when you see numbers like that, something is amiss. Unfortunately, I’m not a good gambler, so I’m not sure what it is.

Here are the rest of the divisions and their respective season point totals. All wagers are available now at William Hill sportsbooks in the state of Nevada and on the William Hill Mobile Sports App.

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Zero Golden Knights Among NHL 19 Top 50 Players

Following a season in which the Golden Knights had 12 players hit career highs in points, 10 set career highs in goals, and as a team made a run to the Stanley Cup Final you would think individuals from one of the best story in sports would start getting some recognition.

No respect at all I tell ya. (Photo Credit: SinBin.vegas Photographer Brandon Andreasen)

The geniuses at EA Sports don’t agree. They released their top 50 ranked players for the upcoming NHL 19 game, and there’s not a single Golden Knight to be found.

No William Karlsson, who finished 10th in MVP voting. No Jonathan Marchessault, who scored eight goals and tallied more than a point per game in the postseason. No Nate Schmidt, who was the key cog in helping the Golden Knights stifle the Kings, Sharks, and Jets in succession. And worst of all, no Marc-Andre Fleury, a three-time Stanley Cup winner, that put together the best season of his career and carried an expansion team to the Final.

Instead, players like Jakub Voracek, Ryan Suter, Jonathan Toews, and Frederik Andersen made the list.

In fact, 10 goalies ranked higher than Marc-Andre Fleury. Ten!

The game drops on September 14th, when we’ll learn the ratings of all Vegas players, but until then, we leave you with the one Golden Knight who did have his NHL 19 rating revealed.

You’re not alone Nick, the disrespect for the Western Conference Champions is real.

Season Heard Round The World

If you’re a sports fan, you know about Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”… okay millennials, here’s the video.

Across the country, morning newspapers led with Thomson’s historic moment. Which brings us to this widely known column printed the day after the series-clinching dinger. It’s been called the “greatest lede ever written.” It was penned in 1951, but it might as well have been written in 2018.

Now it is done. Now the story ends. And there is no way to tell it. The art of fiction is dead. Reality has strangled invention. Only the utterly impossible, the inexpressibly fantastic, can ever be plausible again.- Red Smith, NY Herald Tribune, October 4, 1951

Right there. That’s the perfect description of the Golden Knights inaugural season. Perfectly crafted in three sentences.

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@SinBinVegas Twitter Q&A

What are the chances someone in this picture asked a question? (Photo Credit: SinBin.vegas Photographer Brandon Andreasen)

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William Hill Releases Golden Knights Season Point Total Prop

T-Mobile Arena is going to feel a bit different for opening night puck drop this year. (Photo Credit: SinBin.vegas Photographer Brandon Andreasen)

A year ago the Golden Knights were slated to be the worst team in the NHL. Sportsbooks all over town listed them as high as 500:1 to win the Cup before the season and William Hill had the season point total in 2017-18 set at a measly 69 points.

Then the Golden Knights went out and racked up 109 regular season points, won the Pacific Division, and won 13 playoff games en route to a Western Conference Championship.

Needless to say, expectations have changed a bit heading into 2018-19. Recently, William Hill listed the season point total prop for the Golden Knights at a whopping 94.5 points. Plus, they’ve listed a few other betting options.

Flyers @ Golden Knights – October 4th
Flyers +155
Golden Knights -175

Flyers +1.5 (puckline) -200
Golden Knights -1.5 (puckline) +175

Over 6 goals +100
Under 6 goals -130

Golden Knights to win Western Conference
Yes +400
No -500

Golden Knights to win Stanley Cup
Yes +850
No -1450

And they say hockey is in the offseason. Not at the betting window, and never at SinBin.vegas.

Free Pucks And Programs From Adam S. Kutner

You don’t have to do half the work this guy did to get that puck. (Photo Credit: SinBin.vegas Photographer Brandon Andreasen)

The guy who has been giving away tickets all season long is back at it again for a massive offseason giveaway.

100 lucky fans will win a game puck and an official program featuring the Vegas Golden Knights.

All you have to do to enter is comment on Facebook under the video embedded below, like Adam’s page, and punch your email into this entry form. Do that, and you might become one of the 100 winners from our friends at Adam S. Kutner & Associates, the best Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney.

**Adam S. Kutner and Associates is an official sponsor of SinBin.vegas.**

Golden Knights Playoff Run Cartoons

Throughout the entire Golden Knights run to Stanley Cup Final Lance Maxwell has been drawing incredible cartoons. Lance was gracious enough to allow us to share the Vegas entire collection. Be sure to give him a follow on Twitter, and enjoy his amazing work.




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Game 5 Ticket Giveaway From Adam S. Kutner And Associates

Losing Game 2 wasn’t the outcome we were all hoping for, however, there is a silver, or golden (see what I did there) lining. It means we are guaranteed a Game 5 at T-Mobile Arena. So, we figured, with a little help from our friends at Adam S. Kutner & Associates, the best Las Vegas Personal Injury Attorney, you might as well be there. Right?

They are giving away a pair of tickets to Game 5 and we want them to be won by a SinBinner.

It’s absolutely free to enter. All you have to do is like Adam’s facebook page, comment on the contest post, and enter your email on the rules page.

Get on over to Facebook, comment on the post, and go to Game 5 on Adam!

**Adam S. Kutner and Associates is an official sponsor of SinBin.vegas.**

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