While we continue to grieve, we are doing our best to return to normalcy and know that hockey is a way we, and many of you, escape from the unfortunate realities life often deals us. We will never forget the tragic event that occurred on October 1st.
Here is what happened while we were away mourning the loss of so many innocent victims.
- The entire Golden Knights organization, including players, coaches, front office, and business staff, were accounted for. In a press release, they added this statement, “However, we know that this is not the case for many other organizations in our city. Our hearts are with those affected and we will be doing what we can to support the victims, their families and those grieving.”
- Fan Fest has been canceled. It was originally scheduled for tonight from 6-8 PM outside The D Casino.
- Instead, players will make appearances in the community to show support to first responders and victims.
- A Finnish tabloid ran a story including a quote from Erik Haula claiming many members of the Golden Knights were eating dinner at Mandalay Bay when the incident occurred. Here is the story.
- The translated version claims a real estate agent called Haula to let him know what was happening. Haula and teammates were unaware until he received the call. He was quoted as saying “there is panic in the streets,” and “the building is closed, we are going to be here all night.”
- This is an unconfirmed report. There is a team practice today at 11 AM, with media availability following. We should have more about the validity of this story later today.
- The roster deadline is scheduled for today at 2PM PST. The Golden Knights, and all NHL teams, must cut down to 23 players by that time.
- One player was placed on and cleared waivers, that was Teemu Pulkkinen. Despite scoring twice including on the power play, Pulkkinen will be sent to the Chicago Wolves.
- Last season, Pulkkinen was placed on waivers by the Red Wings, was then claimed by the Wild prior to the season beginning. He was then traded to the Coyotes in February. Vegas selected him from the Coyotes in the Expansion Draft.
- According to Steve Carp of the RJ, Tomas Hyka was sent to the Chicago Wolves. He was waiver exempt.
- The Golden Knights have claimed goalie Malcolm Subban off waivers. He is a 23-year-old who was waived by the Boston Bruins. Per NHL rules, he must remain on the Golden Knights NHL roster.
Many roster moves are expected from the Golden Knights today, follow us on Twitter (@SinBinVegas) for the most up-to-the-second information.
There is never anything one can do or say to adequately address something tragic, like what happened the other night. Hopefully, Congress will soon find an acceptable solution to address these mass shootings.
Regarding the little Subban: so much for what y’all said the other day regarding GMs not filching players other teams placed on waivers.
all the best to Ken and Jason and the readers of SInBin Vegas and the residents of the city of Las Vegas. My heart is with you as you do your best to overcome the tragedy of Oct. 1.