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Recap:  The Stanley Cup champions hosted the Anaheim Ducks trying to remain unbeaten in the young season. Both teams traded penalties in the opening twenty minutes which limited offensive chances. The Golden Knights were rewarded with an extended power play and Jack Eichel took advantage of 1.3 seconds before the period horn sounded. Eichel scored his second goal of the season, giving the Golden Knights a 1-0 edge.

Vegas began the period on the power play but couldn’t come up with their second goal. Late in the period, Chandler Stephenson scored on his backhand to double VGK’s advantage.

Leading 2-0, the Golden Knights kept the pressure on the Ducks and goaltender John Gibson. Shea Theodore unleashed a rocket on the power play to extend the lead to 3-0. Anaheim got one to make it 3-1, but never got closer. Jonas Rondbjerg tallied the empty netter to continue the streak of 4-1 victories.

Vegas’ record improves to 3-0-0 after their 4-1 victory over Anaheim. The Golden Knights will stay put and prepare for the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. The Western Conference Finals rematch is scheduled for 7:30 PM. (Recap by Jason)

Analysis: Despite missing five starters from the usual lineup, the Golden Knights overwhelmed the Anaheim Ducks. Far more shots, scoring chances, high-danger chances, you name it, VGK dominated it. The road to 82-0-0 is still alive. (Analysis by Ken)

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Ken’s Three VGK Stars
*** Shea Theodore
** Chandler Stephenson
* Jack Eichel



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  1. Pistol Pete

    Cassidy was recently quoted as saying he wants Eichel to take control of the PP. That might just be happening. Also said he wants him to shoot more. That is definitely happening. Also said he’s going to use him more on the PK. That is happening as well. Might as well enable your best player to make full use of his ability. Makes sense.

  2. Richie-Rich

    Dorofeyev launched a nice shot that was gobbled up by Gibson. He looked okay out there tonight, Cotter was more physical though.

    • Pistol Pete

      Playing on the Karlsson line, Karlsson has 2 A (3 games +2), Amadio has 1 G (3 games +1), Dorofeyev has 1 A (2 games +1), Cotter has O pts (1 game +1). On the Stephenson line Cotter has 1 A (2 games +/- 0).

      Cotter is nice and physical, otherwise I’m pretty indifferent about him (there is a reason he and his agent agreed to a multi-year extension @ $775k). Dorofeyev clearly has a higher ceiling at least in my eyes (apparently him and his agent agree as they were unwilling to extend for more than this season @ $825k). He’s got to make the most of this opportunity however. I believe Cassidy remains bullish on him. For the time being anyways.

      • Richie-Rich

        I remain bullish on both of these guys PP. They have different styles of play. I believe Dorofeyev is RFA after this season though. Right now I view him as having a higher ceiling potential. He’s definitely a great fit for this team.

  3. Richie-Rich

    I think Kolesar took some tips from Mike Tyson! He’s next level. Watch them knuckles!

    • Vegaspete

      Reaves 2.0

    • Pistol Pete

      In the post game Cassidy addressed what Koley brings as an enforcer though he did not use that term. Said it’s hard to come by guys like him. It took me a long time to understand his place on the roster. Although I always liked his skating it took a while to get his hands working around the net. With his improved forecheck and being decent in his own end he’s really a valuable 4th line winger now, in fact a key piece in what is one the best 4th lines in the NHL. And still young.

  4. Jailbird

    3-0, all by scores of 4-1. Hilly sharp again. Competition ramps up with Dallas next.

  5. Richie-Rich

    It is too early to start talking about his RFA status. But, the CAP is very tight.

    The following veterans will be UFA after this season:

    It’s going to be tough for the FO after this year.

    • Pistol Pete

      The cap is expected to increase $3.5-$4.5m next season. Stephenson will be the biggest raise. Marchy I would not expect much of a raise at his age but we’ll see. Marty if extended, I would expect a pay cut. If he exits it will free up $5m+. Amadio, Carrier for example, I would expect modest raises. McCrimmon and McPhee should have no problem re-signing everybody including Dorofeyev (assuming he’s good enough) and staying within the salary cap.

  6. TS

    Decent showing to start the season, esp with so many players out right now. Playing bottom feeders isn’t the challenge we will be facing going forward. Dallas will be a challenge. Hope the guys are up for it— I think Kolesar, for one, is locked and loaded for action this season!

  7. Jailbird

    The ducks have a big, young, physical team. Look out for them in a couple years, Koly stepping up big to protect his teammates. Tuesday should be a more intense game vs the Stars. Hopefully have petro back for that.

  8. Tim

    Dallas will be our first real test will have Petro and Howden back which should help. The kids have filled in nicely in there absence. With the cap going up and losing the Martinez contract there should be enough money to sign who we want.

    • Sorvino

      Hey Tim, I agree. When Martinez (has done a great job) is gone his cap hit can be used somewhere else. Now that we have our cup, I would like to see our prospect system improve. I would be hesitant to move anymore prospects, or draft picks in trades unless you can turn them into 5 years of Ivan Barbashev.

  9. Sorvino

    Having the best front office in the history of professional sports is also key to making the right decisions going forward. That’s the big advantage for Vegas. Everyone plays by the same rules, same salary cap restraints, but our front office is the best and the proof was not just last year, but the entire six years of the VGK’s existence.

    • THE hockey GOD

      same rules , TOO MANY RULES

      NHL socialism sucks, check back in a couple of years for

      the franchise down the road results.

      I am waiting.

  10. THE hockey GOD

    meanwhile in the real world the biden train wreck continues

    putin proxy war
    hamas clowns
    entitlement union bozos on strike (the best way to get a raise
    is to quit and find another job, instead these bozo’s join a union
    give their hard earned money to some demoped bosses, who lines
    their pockets, have to be stupidest people on planet . Then
    again most of them belong to the “climate cult”. What do you expect? Low
    brow IQ)

    everyone is laughing at the empty suite in white house, and he fell down again.

    people should be ashamed for this clown. None of this would have happened if “the other guy” (who really won) was in charge of things.

    anyone with a brain knows that

    • TS

      Thg, I will celebrate the moment when you realize you’re getting old, body is failing you, and you exclaim “HOLY SHIT, YOU MEAN EVEN I, THE HOCKEY GOD, WILL GROW OLD, TOO? YOU MEAN I’M NOT OMNIPOTENT?”

      • TS

        Btw: I do recall 3- term POTUS FDR served most of his terms in a WHEELCHAIR. All while getting America through the Great Depression, The New Deal saved our country. ALLLLL from a wheelchair. Conclusion: Disability does NOT mean Brain- dead.

        • THE hockey GOD

          @TS apples and oranges

          FDR served FOUR terms, and wheel chair bound is not the same as being mentally incompetent.

          FDR was no success either, a major socialist scumbag. New Deal ruined the economy for many years.

          • TS

            Correction, Smart guy— FDR served only 3 terms. He died shortly into his 4th a d did NOT serve the 4th term. SEZ ME AND THE HISTORY BOOKS…

          • THE hockey GOD

            he got elected four times regardless of how long he served

            and due to that fact the constitution was changed to not allow

            dictators like FDR to hold office for more than two terms.

            Also, he prosecuted the press , among one of many unconstitutional actions, if FDR were in office today doing the things he did the media would have had a bloody murder fit.

            Stop patronizing this POS dictator, people with brains know he did nothing for American people being the socialist scum bag that he was.

  11. Satan

    This is Satan.

    I’m baaaaaaack.

    Satan has spoken.

  12. knights fan in minny

    good win hilly was good.cotts with a fine pass for the goal. he is playing well what can you say about jacks goal a thing of beauty.

  13. THE hockey GOD

    don’t buy the left wing fake media hype, FDR ‘s new deal was a failure, big government is never the solution

    How FDR’s New Deal Harmed Millions of Poor People
    December 29, 2003 • Commentary
    By Jim Powell

    Democratic presidential candidates as well as some conservative intellectuals, are suggesting that Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal is a good model for government policy today.

    Mounting evidence, however, makes clear that poor people were principal victims of the New Deal. The evidence has been developed by dozens of economists — including two Nobel Prize winners — at Brown, Columbia, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, the University of California (Berkeley) and University of Chicago, among other universities.

    New Deal programs were financed by tripling federal taxes from $1.6 billion in 1933 to $5.3 billion in 1940. Excise taxes, personal income taxes, inheritance taxes, corporate income taxes, holding company taxes and so‐​called “excess profits” taxes all went up.

    The most important source of New Deal revenue were excise taxes levied on alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, matches, candy, chewing gum, margarine, fruit juice, soft drinks, cars, tires (including tires on wheelchairs), telephone calls, movie tickets, playing cards, electricity, radios — these and many other everyday things were subject to New Deal excise taxes, which meant that the New Deal was substantially financed by the middle class and poor people. Yes, to hear FDR’s “Fireside Chats,” one had to pay FDR excise taxes for a radio and electricity! A Treasury Department report acknowledged that excise taxes “often fell disproportionately on the less affluent.”

    Until 1937, New Deal revenue from excise taxes exceeded the combined revenue from both personal income taxes and corporate income taxes. It wasn’t until 1942, in the midst of World War II, that income taxes exceeded excise taxes for the first time under FDR. Consumers had less money to spend, and employers had less money for growth and jobs.

    New Deal taxes were major job destroyers during the 1930s, prolonging unemployment that averaged 17%. Higher business taxes meant that employers had less money for growth and jobs. Social Security excise taxes on payrolls made it more expensive for employers to hire people, which discouraged hiring.

    Other New Deal programs destroyed jobs, too. For example, the National Industrial Recovery Act (1933) cut back production and forced wages above market levels, making it more expensive for employers to hire people — blacks alone were estimated to have lost some 500,000 jobs because of the National Industrial Recovery Act. The Agricultural Adjustment Act (1933) cut back farm production and devastated black tenant farmers who needed work. The National Labor Relations Act (1935) gave unions monopoly bargaining power in workplaces and led to violent strikes and compulsory unionization of mass production industries. Unions secured above‐​market wages, triggering big layoffs and helping to usher in the depression of 1938.

    What about the good supposedly done by New Deal spending programs? These didn’t increase the number of jobs in the economy, because the money spent on New Deal projects came from taxpayers who consequently had less money to spend on food, coats, cars, books and other things that would have stimulated the economy. This is a classic case of the seen versus the unseen — we can see the jobs created by New Deal spending, but we cannot see jobs destroyed by New Deal taxing.

    For defenders of the New Deal, perhaps the most embarrassing revelation about New Deal spending programs is they channeled money AWAY from the South, the poorest region in the United States. The largest share of New Deal spending and loan programs went to political “swing” states in the West and East — where incomes were at least 60% higher than in the South. As an incumbent, FDR didn’t see any point giving much money to the South where voters were already overwhelmingly on his side.

    Americans needed bargains, but FDR hammered consumers — and millions had little money. His National Industrial Recovery Act forced consumers to pay above‐​market prices for goods and services, and the Agricultural Adjustment Act forced Americans to pay more for food. Moreover, FDR banned discounting by signing the Anti‐​Chain Store Act (1936) and the Retail Price Maintenance Act (1937).

    Poor people suffered from other high‐​minded New Deal policies like the Tennessee Valley Authority monopoly. Its dams flooded an estimated 750,000 acres, an area about the size of Rhode Island, and TVA agents dispossessed thousands of people. Poor black sharecroppers, who didn’t own property, got no compensation.

    FDR might not have intended to harm millions of poor people, but that’s what happened. We should evaluate government policies according to their actual consequences, not their good intentions.

    • Richie-Rich

      The problem with all socialist ideas is that they never plan for the long term. Our federal government is geared toward short term decision making. It’s built right into the House, Senate and White House terms. Social Security was actually not a bad idea, except that it is in the hands of government. The politicians in those times couldn’t know that there would be a massive baby boom post-World War II.

      While you can’t blame those politicians for a lack of long term planning, you can blame all of the politicians since then for failing to address a problem that has been staring at them in the face for decades.

      But, of course, they will allow the system to collapse. They are not doing it on purpose. They have no choice. Any move to try and fix social security is a potential career ending move. They have zero stake in it. They are on a different system that is very generous.

      If politicians had to live under their own policies and legislation we might see a different outcome.

      This is an indictment on both parties, but is also a systemic built-in flaw in our Constitution itself. We cannot continue for many more election cycles with the borrowing and spending!

      If we cannot have an intelligent conversation without name-calling, that also speaks to the polarization of America. It’s troubling to see how angry people get. The way to unity is not through polarization and name-calling.

      • TS

        Rr, thank you for being an ADULT. Sense and sensibility, not conspiracy and rage.

  14. Richie-Rich

    The difference between FDR & Biden is that FDR had a disability disease. He was a smart politician and a genius at politics. Biden, on the other hand, has always been a liar, a plagiarizer, hair sniffing clown who was in the late stages of dementia during his campaign in 2019. He’s close to a walking vegetable today. His open border policies are a disaster, build back better is a failure, and the world is on the verge of WW III due to his complete lack of character, weakness and competence. Making matters even worse is that people actually cast a vote for this guy despite him selling himself on the world stage to countries like China. While I am a supporter of Rand Paul, I will definitely be casting my vote for MAGA in 2024.

    Back to Hockey….of course politics has no place in hockey – right?

    • knights fan in minny

      stumblin bumblin joey and his family are scumbags who only care about their own family and power.

    • TS

      RIGHT YOU ARE, RR!! Will you PLEASE convince the GOD of it???? He somehow missed the memo, the point , the brainpower to understand WHY POLITICS DOESN’T BELONG ON A HOCKEY SITE! 5 YEARS OF THIS BULLSHIT!! IS THG A SLOW LEARNER??

      • TS – your first mistake is to address him as god in capital letters. He already believes that of himself so addressing him in that manner doesn’t help.

    • THE hockey GOD

      @ R R
      “Biden, on the other hand, has always been a liar, a plagiarizer, hair sniffing clown who was in the late stages of dementia during his campaign in 2019. He’s close to a walking vegetable today. His open border policies are a disaster, build back better is a failure, and the world is on the verge of WW III due to his complete lack of character, weakness and competence. Making matters even worse is that people actually cast a vote for this guy despite him selling himself on the world stage to countries like China. While I am a supporter of Rand Paul, I will definitely be casting my vote for MAGA in 2024.”

      i agree with most of this. Next up watch Taiwan as China has been itching to
      start something , and with USA tied up in two wars right now. Look out. BTW this would have never happened if “the other guy” was in charge, you know the guy who really won in 2020.

  15. Jailbird

    Come on guys ….. Enough!

  16. Sorvino

    We were doing so well. Any chance we can just called this a slip up and nip this in the bud and keep this a Hockey talk thing.

    • TS

      Sorvino, I just don’t think it’s possible, with THG here. I tried to keep it civil, but you- know-who just couldn’t control himself. This is NOT the time for the POLITICAL CRAP. He knows it. He kept pumping himself up, priming for an all- out assault on Biden. .
      And he did. An Instigator, a Provocateur. A mean, bitter guy. And
      I dropped my gloves. Damn it!!!! Damn this political HATE! DA.N CRIMINAL TRUMP FOR INSTIGATING IT ALL!!!!!!

      • THE hockey GOD

        TS the hypocrite, you are one who brought up FDR. And his failed policies were exposed, as was your brainwashed view of him.

        brilliant politician ? No. Socialist scumbag yes. FDR actually suppressed the media. Brilliant politicians don’t need to shut down the media.

  17. Jailbird

    TS, he kept baiting and you finally responded. You must simply IGNOR him. Just don’t respond. We all know his BS. Who cares anymore.

    • TS


    • THE hockey GOD

      only BS here is you JB, and your branwashed ilk, if you don’t see it then you are clueless.

  18. THE hockey GOD

    your attempt to spin the discussion here from Biden failures, to FDR has failed an blown up in your face. FDR has been proven to be a failure. AS noted by CATO Institute, among others, revelations.

    Meanwhile we have the world on fire, caused mainly by inept, incompetent SloJoe and you want to deflect and detract from this. Shame on you.

  19. knights fan in minny

    this is a hockey site. What don’t you get.

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