With the NHL Expansion Draft getting closer Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee and his scouting staff will have a major task in building the teams top 6 group of forwards.
With the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline in the past the focus shifts towards the future for Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee. As the expansion draft draws near the available talent at goalie will be plentiful for McPhee to choose from.
This seasons Trade Deadline has come and passed without any blockbusters or significance moves that in previous trade cycles caused shock and awe. In fact this years Trade Deadline theme was two fold, rental players for teams making a push to the playoffs to retention in salary by the loosing hockey club.
With the Vegas Golden Knights now open for business with the rest of the league the NHL has issued out the official expansion draft rules for 31st hockey franchise. The expansion draft is just a few months away in June after the Stanley Cup Finals.
Today Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee came on the NHL Network and discussed the current state of the hockey club. Now that the club becomes an active member of the league they can start making transactions.
The Golden Knights franchise made official today as they become the 31st member of the NHL. Press Conference is taking place at the franchise’s headquarters in Summerlin, NV. Both team Owner Bill Foley and General Manager George McPhee will be on hand to speak on the future plans of the organization going forward.
VEGAS – March 1, 2017 – Vegas Golden Knights Chairman and CEO Bill Foley issued the following statement today, March 1, on behalf of the Foley family as majority owners and Maloof family regarding the completion of the NHL expansion process:
On NHL Trade Deadline day it has been reported that the Vegas Golden Knights organization will be open for business. The paperwork that has been holding up the hockey club to make any business transaction in an official capacity has been signed, sealed, and delivered.
On the eve of Trade Deadline day the San Jose Sharks have acquired veteran forward Jannik Hansen in exchange for young forward Nikolay Goldobin.
Today Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee came on Canada’s Sportsnet Hockey Central show and talked about the current state of the franchise on the eve of NHL TradeDeadline day.
Today we saw more dealings as the flood gates continue to open up as the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline draws near. Clubs went looking for assets to help them push for the playoffs and others determined to build towards to the future.
After the deal between Los Angeles and Tampa Bay another trade went down this time it was Minnesota and Arizona as dance partners. Chuck Fletcher of the Wild organization managed to work out what could be considered as something of a blockbuster with Coyotes you General Manager John Chayka.
Yesterday we saw the first major deal go down between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Los Angeles Kings. Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman and Kings Dean Lombardi managed to workout a trade with on another.
As this years trade deadline approaches we take a look back at the 2016 NHL Trade Deadline. It was recorded as one of the slowest in recent years. Prior to that seasons deadline frenzy several deals were made over the weekend 14 in fact throughout the league. One deadline day there was only handful of transactions that went down.
Saturday the Golden Knights organization held is first ever “Hockey Is For Everyone” event at Las Vegas Ice Center as part of the “Try Hockey For A Day For Free”. The event saw hundreds of Vegas kids from ages 4-9 came out to give the great sport of hockey a try for the first time.
Las Vegas- At the Las Vegas Premium Outlets North I had the pleasure in visiting our friends at Lids Locker Room to out check the Golden Knights gear. Ever since the name was unveiled back on November 22, 2016 Vegas retailers have rallied behind the organization by having merchandise available for the locals and even tourists.