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GOLDEN KNIGHTS ANNOUNCE FANS TO RETURN AT 15% CAPACITY STARTING MARCH 1

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The Golden Knights sent an email to all season ticket holders announcing their plans to allow fans back into T-Mobile Arena at a limited capacity starting on March 1st.

We are excited to announce that starting March 1, home games at T-Mobile Arena will open with 15% capacity. Limited seating for March home games will go on-sale to Season Ticket Members tomorrow, Wednesday, February 24 at 9am PST. Season Ticket Members can purchase one seating POD for one home game during this presale opportunity. Please note, due to limited seating, we can’t guarantee specific games, locations or number of tickets. -VGK email to season ticket holders

Tickets go on sale through AXS beginning tomorrow.

Vice President of Ticketing, Todd Pollock, is expected to speak at 5:30 tonight to offer more information to the media.

Sifting Through The COVID Protocols As They Relate To VGK’s Current Situation

On Tuesday night the Golden Knights played a game at T-Mobile Arena without their entire coaching staff. After the game, Kelly McCrimmon confirmed that one member of the coaching staff had tested positive and the rest were isolating out of an abundance of caution.

Now, tonight’s game has been canceled with the league releasing the information that a player and another coach have entered the NHL’s COVID Protocols.

Many of the specifics remain unknown, but the protocols are clearly spelled out and can help us sort through what has already happened and what’s next for the Golden Knights.

How often are the players and coaches tested?

All players, coaches, trainers, equipment managers, and physicians are part of “Group 1.” Daily testing of all Group 1 individuals has been in effect since the beginning of Training Camp and through the first four weeks of the season.

What does it mean to enter the NHL’s COVID Protocols?

A player or coach can enter the protocols in a number of different ways. A positive test instantly places the person in the protocols. However, anyone exuding symptoms or anyone who has had close contact with someone that has tested positive are also entered into the protocols. Entering into the protocols does NOT mean a person is confirmed to have COVID-19.

What happens when someone tests positive?

If an initial test returns as positive, that person is immediately removed from the facility and is directed to isolate. Contact tracing is begun to identify others who could have been exposed. Then, a “second run” re-test is done on the positive sample, also the person is tested again 24 hours and 48 hours after the positive test. If any of those tests are positive, the person is confirmed as positive for COVID-19 and must isolate for at least 10 days. If all follow-up tests are negative, the person may return to the team.

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Golden Knights Furlough Employees Due To Pandemic

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The economic downturn that has crippled the country has made its way to the Vegas Golden Knights organization.

A week before the Golden Knights are set to take the ice for the 2020-21 season, the Golden Knights furloughed a number of employees.

Sources tell SinBin.vegas that number is upwards of 10 and they are members of multiple departments within the organization.

The Golden Knights released this statement.

Since the NHL pause in March, we have implemented a series of measures in order to protect the long term viability of our business. While these measures did help, they were not entirely sufficient to meet the significant challenges that our business, our city and the sports and entertainment industry as a whole face today as a result of the pandemic crisis. On Thursday, we made the difficult decision to temporarily furlough a number of our employees for a 90-day furlough period. These employees will continue to receive their health benefits during the furlough period. Our hope is that we can return to our normal operations and staffing levels in the near future once business conditions improve. -Vegas Golden Knights

Vegas Golden Knights Schedule Released

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The 56-game 2020-21 season schedule has been released with the Golden Knights starting at home against the Anaheim Ducks on January 13th. The schedule is unique this season with consecutive games against the same team throughout. Vegas will have 8 back-to-backs.

JANUARY:
Thurs. Jan. 14 vs. Anaheim
Sat. Jan. 16 vs. Anaheim
Mon. Jan. 18 vs. Arizona
Wed. Jan. 20 vs. Arizona
Fri. Jan. 22 at Arizona
Sun. Jan. 24 at Arizona
Tues. Jan. 26 vs. St. Louis
Thurs. Jan. 28 vs. St. Louis

FEBRUARY:
Mon. Feb. 1 at San Jose
Wed. Feb. 3 at San Jose
Fri. Feb. 5 vs. Los Angeles
Sun. Feb. 7 vs. Los Angeles
Tue. Feb. 9 vs. Anaheim
Thurs. Feb. 11 vs. Anaheim
Sun. Feb. 14 vs. Colorado
Tues. Feb. 16 vs. Colorado
Sat. Feb. 20 at Colorado
Mon. Feb. 22 at Colorado
Fri. Feb. 26 at Anaheim
Sat. Feb. 27 at Anaheim

MARCH:
Mon. March 1 vs. Minnesota
Wed. March 3 vs. Minnesota
Fri. March 5 at San Jose
Sat. March 6 at San Jose
Mon. March 8 at Minnesota
Wed. March 10 at Minnesota
Fri. March 12 at St. Louis
Sat. March 13 at St. Louis
Mon. March 15 vs. San Jose
Wed. March 17 vs. San Jose
Fri. March 19 at Los Angeles
Sun. March 21 at Los Angeles
Thurs. March 25 at Colorado
Sat. March 27 at Colorado
Mon. March 29 vs. Los Angeles
Wed. March 31 vs. Los Angeles

APRIL:
Thurs. April 1 vs. Minnesota
Sat. April 3 vs. Minnesota
Mon. April 5 at St. Louis
Wed. April 7 at St. Louis
Fri. April 9 vs. Arizona
Sun. April 11 vs. Arizona
Mon. April 12 at Los Angeles
Wed. April 14 at Los Angeles
Fri. April 16 at Anaheim
Sun. April 18 at Anaheim
Mon. April 19 vs. San Jose
Wed. April 21 vs. San Jose
Mon. April 26 vs. Colorado
Wed. April 28 vs. Colorado
Fri. April 30 at Arizona

MAY:
Sat. May 1 at Arizona
Mon. May 3 at Minnesota
Wed. May 5 at Minnesota
Fri. May 7 vs. St. Louis
Sat. May 8 vs. St. Louis

Hockey Is Back! 56 Game Season Tentatively Set To Begin On January 13th

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The NHL and NHLPA came to an agreement last night to go forward with a regular season set to begin on January 13th. The agreement still needs to be formalized but it appears hockey is officially back and a 56 game regular season followed by a full playoff will take place. Here’s everything we know to this point as it relates to the Golden Knights.

  • 56 game regular season schedule will be played completely inside of division. (Source: NHL.com)
    • The regular season is scheduled to end on May 8th with the Stanley Cup being awarded in early July. (Source: TSN.ca)
  • Golden Knights to be in a division with Anaheim, Arizona, Colorado, Los Angeles, Minnesota, San Jose, and St. Louis (Source: @PierreVLeBrun)
  • Four teams will make the playoffs from each division (Source: @FriedgeHNIC)
  • The four playoff teams in each division will then play each other to determine one division champion to participate in conference semi-final. (Source: @FriedgeHNIC)
    • Conference final matchups will be determined by regular season points. (Source: @TheFourthPeriod)
  • Players will receive their full salaries this season, no proration. (Source: FriedgeHNIC)
  • Any players can opt-out of the season, without pay, if player or immediate family member is considered high-risk. Their contract would then be paused until they resume play. (Source: @frank_seravalli)
  • Official training camp for the Golden Knights is scheduled to begin on January 3rd (Source: @PierreVLeBrun)
  • There will be no exhibition games played. (Source: @reporterchris)
  • A 4 to 6 player “taxi squad” will be created to bring the standard team roster to 29 players.  (Source: @frank_seravalli)
    • These players would be paid AHL salary and would only count against the cap if they make more than $1.075 million. (Source: @frank_seravalli)
    • Waivers will be necessary to transport a player from an NHL roster to a taxi squad. (Source: Sportsnet.ca)
  • Teams are required to carry three goalies at all times. (Source: @reporterchris)
  • The Trade Deadline is scheduled for April 12th. (Source: @PierreVLeBrun)
  • There has been nothing reported about whether or not fans will be allowed in the buildings to watch games.

Creator: “We Will Be Playing Hockey”

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There’s finally starting to be a bit of movement on the “Return to Play” front as sources from many major insiders have indicated the league is on track to return on January 13th.

The Creator echoed those statements in an interview on FOX Business yesterday.

Well, I don’t believe when (the season) opens we’ll have significant fans in the arena based upon the COVID spikes that are going on. It may not start on January 13th, it may slide a week or two but we will be playing hockey and we’ll be in T-Mobile but unfortunately, we may not have fans. –The Creator on FOX Business

Training camps would likely open about two weeks prior to opening night to prepare for a shortened season.

The 56 games are expected to be played mostly, if not entirely, inside of the same division and will be played at home buildings. Divisional re-alignment is almost guaranteed now as the “All-Canadian Division” appears to be inevitable.

We may not have fans which is really sad, especially for our team because we intend on winning the Stanley Cup this year. –The Creator on FOX Business

Vegas Golden Knights vs Chicago Blackhawks – Round 1 Schedule

The NHL has released to schedule for the Round 1 matchup between the Golden Knights and Blackhawks.

Game 1: Tuesday, August 11 – 7:30 PM – ATTSN
Game 2: Thursday, August 13 – 2:30 PM – ATTSN
Game 3: Saturday, August 15  – 5:00 PM – NBC
Game 4: Sunday, August 16  – 3:30 PM – ATTSN
*Game 5: Tuesday, August 18 – TBD
*Game 6: Thursday, August 20 – TBD
*Game 7: Saturday, August 22 – TBD

*if neccessary

All games are expected to air on AT&T Sportsnet unless the game is on regular NBC.

Golden Knights “Weren’t Truthful” About Coaching Change

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Two days after the NHL trade deadline which saw the Golden Knights pull off a blockbuster trade acquiring Robin Lehner, head coach Pete DeBoer, who had been with the organization for just over a month, approached the podium in the media room at City National Arena.

You probably noticed Dave Prior wasn’t out there today. We’ve restructured our goaltending department a little bit here. Mike Rosati, starting tomorrow, will handle the day to day stuff. -DeBoer on February 26th, 2020

Within a matter of 48 hours, the Golden Knights had brought in competition for the face of the franchise, shipped out the supposed heir-apparent who served as the backup for two and a half seasons, and shuffled their goaltending coaches. All with just 17 games left in the regular season and while riding a six-game win streak that would extend to seven that night.

Dave is still part of the organization. It’s not health-related. Dave’s role here has always been bigger than the day to day coaching job and he’s going to base out of Ontario and continue to support us that way. -DeBoer on February 26th, 2020

Prior was among the first group of employees hired by George McPhee back in August of 2016, eight months before Gerard Gallant. He was more than just a goalie coach as DeBoer noted. Given the title “Director of Goaltending,” Prior had his hand in every decision the team made from which goalies to draft to who to sign to even the most fundamental choice of which goalie will start every single game.

Suddenly, the most important man in Golden Knights goaltending was no longer needed in Las Vegas, and instead, would be working 2,000 miles away, from his home in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Peculiar under any circumstances, but especially considering the team who had leaned on Prior for three seasons had just acquired a brand new goalie to bolster their chances at winning the Stanley Cup.

However, according to Prior, the statements made by DeBoer on February 26th weren’t entirely accurate.

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Golden Knights Return To City National Arena For Small Group Sessions

Phase 2 of the NHL’s Return to Play protocol is underway which meant groups of six players were allowed to resume training on the ice at team facilities.

The Golden Knights provided a video of one of those groups including Marc-Andre Fleury, Mark Stone, Max Pacioretty, Paul Stastny, Nick Holden, and Deryk Engelland.

Group sessions are expected to continue for the next six weeks or so until the league re-opens for training camps prior to the 24-team playoff. The target date to start training camps is mid-July while the hope is to start playing games in early August.

Return To Play Roundup For VGK

The NHL rolled out their plans on how they will conduct the playoffs, the Draft Lottery, and much more. Here’s a quick roundup of what it all means for the Vegas Golden Knights.

  • The 2019-20 regular season is over
    • Golden Knights officially become Pacific Division Champions
    • Final four home games are canceled. Ticket office sent out an email to fans with tickets telling them another is coming by the end of the week with information on refunds/credits
    • Team has begun process of distributing money set aside for arena workers
  • 24 team playoff with eight automatically qualified for the round of 16
    • Vegas is among the eight to have qualified
    • Golden Knights will play a round-robin against the other three teams (Colorado, St. Louis, and Dallas) to determine seeding
  • Two hub cities will be used to host playoff games
    • Las Vegas was listed among the 10 potential hub cities.
    • The league made it clear their preference is to have any team from a hub city to NOT play their games in that city. Thus, if Las Vegas is selected, the Golden Knights will likely play in the other hub city.
  • Elliotte Friedman reported each team will play two exhibition games prior to the quasi-first round and round-robin.
  • NHL announced modified Draft Lottery system
    • This has no effect on the Golden Knights.
  • New contracts will not be allowed for the 2019-20 playoffs
    • Jack Dugan will not be able to sign with the Golden Knights and participate in the playoffs. His contract will begin in 2020-21.
  • The NHL did not place dates on anything, but the current plan is aiming for the playoffs to begin in late July to early August.

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