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Golden Knights And City Of Las Vegas Make NHL History Yet Again

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I could use a break from the puzzling decisions the Golden Knights’ front office made last week, I’m sure the fans can as well. With that, let’s completely ignore roster management and highlight yet another accomplishment by the 31st franchise. After holding the 2024 NHL Draft at The Sphere, the Vegas Golden Knights and the City of Las Vegas have hosted every one of the NHL’s major events. It’s a rare feat as many established teams haven’t had the opportunity to complete what Vegas has in only seven full seasons.

Major NHL Events Hosted In Las Vegas

  • 2017 – NHL Expansion Draft
  • 2018 – Stanley Cup Finals
  • 2022 – NHL All-Star Game
  • 2023 – Stanley Cup Finals
  • 2024 – NHL Draft

Front offices, agents, rookies, and fans all packed Las Vegas’ most desired venue for the league’s annual entry draft. The host team Golden Knights picked Trevor Connelley at #17, while also continuing to show off our beautiful city to the hockey world. The NHL Draft makes it the league’s fourth major event Las Vegas has hosted since 2017. The Stanley Cup finals (2018, 2023), All-Star game (2022) and the NHL Draft (2024) have now all taken place in Southern Nevada. Some teams haven’t seen any of these soirées in their hometowns, let alone all of them.

Sure, the Golden Knights have a leg up on most of the other 32 NHL destinations, but the league only awarded the city with the All-Star Game and NHL Draft. The team and the players were the reason the Stanley Cup Trophy was handed out in Sin City. Just think about this, since VGK’s first season there have been six individual champions, a third of them hoisted the Stanley Cup on the Golden Knights home ice. Vegas may have been on the wrong side of one of those T-Mobile Arena celebrations, but they made up for five seasons later.

Teams To Never Host A Stanley Cup Final

  • Columbus Blue Jackets: 2000 – Present
  • Minnesota Wild: 2000 – Present
  • Seattle Kraken: 2021 – Present
  • Winnipeg Jets: 1999 – Present
  • Utah/Arizona: 1996 – Present

There are teams established before the turn of the century that have almost nothing to show for, while the Golden Knights have secured the 2023 Stanley Cup trophy and participated in four conference championships since 2018. The NHL likes to spread the wealth when it comes to exhibitions and off-ice celebrations. The league rewards franchises with major events like the All-Star game, Award Show, and the NHL Draft but it ends there for five NHL franchises. The Golden Knights created their own destiny by reaching the final four in 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2023. VGK crossed the two toughest events to host off the list in their inaugural season.

Photo from @GoldandSteelVGK on X/Twitter

Due to VGK’s wild success, it feels like the league would prefer to throw all of their annual bashes in Las Vegas. It allows them to be more creative. Okay, maybe it’s not just the team that attracts the fans, players and league officials. Let’s face it, the NHL Draft at The Sphere was likely the most memorable in hockey history and it wasn’t caused by the newly drafted prospects. Las Vegas and The Sphere stole the show.

Although it’s unique, toss in the 2017 Expansion Draft. Only seven cities (Boston, Buffalo, Calgary Las Vegas, Montreal, Seattle, Quebec City) in league history have had the honor to host an expansion draft. Go ahead and add several NHL Award shows if you want. Sure, it’s a league event but on a much lesser scale than the All-Star Game, Western Conference final, NHL Draft and the Stanley Cup final.

We’ve known it and now they know it, Las Vegas offers it all. And it’s clear the league happens to have a platinum rewards card.

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20 Comments

  1. Allalu Akbar

    Th.e only history made was the home team rewarding a virulent antj-semite as a draft pick.

    • knights fan in minny

      shut up camel stroker

      • Knights fan in minnie

        Marner jock lube then trailer b when Omar see hid went gam0

      • knights fan in minny

        what was this for

        • Anand

          Shut up minnie mouse bitch or I will blow up your trailer park.

          • knights fan in minny

            bring it on camel humpr they wont find your body

          • knights fan in minny

            i do not live in a trailer park you towel head terrorist

        • Knights fan in minnie

          I live in a leaky triple wide and pee into an old milk jug…

          • knights fan in minny

            fake ass poster the fucking loser

          • ThG

            you are sick !
            What we have here is crap stain poster who is biggest hypocrite of all time. Complaining about someone posting non hockey topics, and they do it themselves. Whining about convict in White HOUse, and yet THERE is Hunter BIDEN in White House.!! Then they say idiotic things like “standing by their man”, when it’s pretty obvious they are not standing behind by propping him up like Week end at Bernies. Spousal abuse, elderly abuse. Even Michael Moore a democrat calls is for it is. ABUSING an old man. Did this dumba$$ miss the debate? What a creepy psycho nut job !

          • Anand

            Knights Fan Minny Mouse eats cock

  2. Vic

    Good summer read, Jason, Many of the older fans from elsewhere never had the experience of winning the cup. Others have gone decades without a cup, and without some of the other fanfare. Amazing track record for this franchise.

    We snipe about all sorts of problems the team has, but what a ride it has been. We’ll see if the front office keeps the VGK competitive for as long as possible. After that, who knows?

  3. TS

    Vegas knows how to put on a good show!

  4. JB

    I agree Vic and TS! Also, we have been fantastically spoiled by the Knights success. It’s hard to keep from expecting that every season. But the NHL is a very tuff league. Every season is a new story. This coming season will be quite a ride I think. We must prepare for some good and bad stretches . Hopefully we can get thru a season with no significant or longterm injuries. That will be the key, so we can build the chemistry we will need come playoff time! I’m looking forward to it!

  5. Emmanuel

    I always thought the first major league team would be an NBA franchise. I think this being a gambling town delayed a major league team coming to Vegas, now nobody cares, gambling has been embraced.

    • JB

      That’s right. It used to be you couldn’t even mention the Super Bowl here. Had to say the big game or such.

  6. ThG

    the mush brain party is setting up for massive cheating again in 2024, wait for it.

    The U.S. voting system has long been a contentious issue, sparking debates from coast to coast. From the dawn of the republic, ensuring the integrity of elections has been paramount. This concern has only intensified with the advent of modern technology and the increasing complexity of election logistics.

    The last presidential election was marred with voting “irregularities.” Despite assurances from Democrats and the media, many Americans doubt our elections are safe.

    Citizens are left wondering if their vote truly matters or if the system is rigged against them. That fear has only increased since Biden let in 10 million illegal aliens through the border. Democrats are now trying to stop a bill from passing that would prevent a major election crime. And Trump is calling on Republicans to act.

    From The Post Millennial:
    Donald Trump said that the voting system is under siege by Democrats after they opposed the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act. The bill would require those who register to vote in elections to have proof of US citizenship.

    The White House and Democrats scrambled to oppose the bill this week. In response, Trump posted to Truth Social: “Republicans must pass the Save Act, or go home and cry yourself to sleep. Non citizen Illegal Migrants are getting the right to vote, being pushed by crooked Democrat Politicians who are not being stopped by an equally dishonest Justice Department.”

    Trump called on Republicans to stand up and protect our fragile democracy. He told lawmakers to get the Save Act passed—a bill that could prevent non-citizens from voting. Joe Biden vowed to veto the bill, but that is only one way Trump believes Republicans can protect the upcoming election.

    He called on two attorneys, Harmeet and David, to go to court and “get this stopped.” It’s unclear what he meant by that; likely, he wants these lawyers to file lawsuits to prevent blue states from allowing illegal aliens to vote. Trump went on to urge the RNC, the House Speaker, and state and local Republicans to fight to defend the election.

    The leadership of the Republican National Committee has devoted considerable resources to ensure a fair election. They are also pushing to use methods Democrats have exploited for years to win votes. House Speaker Johnson might be able to make something happen in D.C.

    But it will be state and local Republicans who will decide whether or not this election is fair or stolen. State officials will have to enforce election laws to prevent fraud. And local leaders will have to enlist resources to monitor polling centers.

    Trump warned that if Republicans don’t step up and act, they will go home and cry themselves to sleep.

    Key Takeaways:
    Donald Trump called on Republicans to pass the SAVE Act to prevent non-citizens from voting.
    Trump called on attorneys to go to court and stop blue states from allowing illegal aliens to vote.
    The Republican National Committee is working to ensure a fair election and pushing to use methods Democrats have exploited.
    Trump warned that if Republicans don’t act, they will go home and cry themselves to sleep.
    Source: The Post Millennial

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    Mick Farthing
    Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.

    • ThG

      it’s official
      the Democrat party (aka dumbchit party) is changing it’s name
      to
      Mush Brain Party

      to be consistent with not only it’s lame brain policies, but it’s leader, and all the dumb shits that vote like good little nazi zombies following their marching orders. I swear if the dumbshits nominated Adolf, they would vote for him in a heart beat.

  7. Jack Hammer

    A legion of horribles, hundreds in number, half naked or clad in costumes attic or biblical or wardrobed out of a fevered dream with the skins of animals and silk finery and pieces of uniform still tracked with the blood of prior owners, coats of slain dragoons, frogged and braided cavalry jackets, one in a stovepipe hat and one with an umbrella and one in white stockings and a bloodstained wedding veil and some in headgear or cranefeathers or rawhide helmets that bore the horns of bull or buffalo and one in a pigeontailed coat worn backwards and otherwise naked and one in the armor of a Spanish conquistador, the breastplate and pauldrons deeply dented with old blows of mace or sabre done in another country by men whose very bones were dust and many with their braids spliced up with the hair of other beasts until they trailed upon the ground and their horses’ ears and tails worked with bits of brightly colored cloth and one whose horse’s whole head was painted crimson red and all the horsemen’s faces gaudy and grotesque with daubings like a company of mounted clowns, death hilarious, all howling in a barbarous tongue and riding down upon them like a horde from a hell more horrible yet than the brimstone land of Christian reckoning, screeching and yammering and clothed in smoke like those vaporous beings in regions beyond right knowing where the eye wanders and the lip jerks and drools.

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