During the entire Winter Classic today I couldn’t get my mind off the thought of someday watching the Vegas Golden Knights play in the NHL’s regular season gem. A while back we explored the idea of the Golden Knights being the away team at a game at West Point against the New York Rangers.
Well, it’s time to let that dream die… at least for 2018. The Creator confirmed the organization did indeed explore the possibility of playing a game at the home of the United States Army, but its not suitable for an NHL game at the moment.
The West Point rink doesn’t have NHL standard glass. The glass isn’t flexible. No (other) plans on the Winter Classic. -The Creator
However, his plans to bring his new team to the school he holds so near and dear to his heart are not going down because of some rigid glass.
We are going to have a day trip to West Point during an East Coast swing so the players can experience the institution.
So, no Winter Classic at West Point, no preseason game there, and no other discussions about Vegas playing in the 2018 Winter Classic anywhere else at this point. But that trip to West Point is going to be amazing for everyone involved.
Fingers crossed there’s an extra spot on the Foley VGK jet for a certain media member/blogger/me to experience it and share it with you as well.
The Rangers cannot be a home team for any game outside of MSG. The Garden’s agreement with the city regarding its tax exempt status precludes the Rangers from playing a home game outside of Madison Square Garden.
Correct. We discussed this in the original post about the Winter Classic (https://sinbin.vegas/las-vegas-in-winter-classic-2018-at-west-point-yes-please/) but chose to leave it out on this one because the game isn’t even a possibility anymore.