George McPhee

Projecting William Karlsson's next contract

Not Patrik Laine. Not Tyler Seguin. Not even Vladimir Tarasenko. None of those All-Star-caliber players were first in the Western Conference to hit …

Ice Hockey

DGB Grab Bag: Kid Rock, Cronin the Barbarian, and Whatever the Avs Are Doing

Plus, we talk about the Hall of Fame candidacy of Willie O'Ree, hockey's Jackie Robinson.<p>Three Stars of Comedy<p><b>The third star: Zack Kassian –</b> I have no idea what's going on here considering he doesn't even play for the Golden Knights, but whatever it is, it's creepy.<p><b>The second star: Lawson Crouse –</b> …

Ice Hockey

Seals? Totems? Cougars? Kraken? Report reveals clues to 13 possible names for a Seattle NHL team

Seattle Freeze didn’t even make the list.<p>Speculation about what name could be bestowed on a potential National Hockey League expansion team in …

Sports Technology

Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee Credits Teamwork, Depth For Historic Start

Through 41 games the Vegas Golden Knights amassed a 29-10-2 record, winning at a clip of 70.7%, enough to secure a spot high atop the Western Conference standings.<p>For a franchise given less than a punter’s chance to win the Stanley Cup in its inaugural season, let alone qualify for the postseason, …

Jonathan Marchessault

College hockey: Former North Dakota star Brock Boeser making immediate NHL impact

If you look at the NHL’s rookie scoring leaders right now, you’ll notice it has a very distinct NCAA flavor to it. Five of the top 10 rookie scorers …

Ice Hockey

Lightning, Golden Knights brace for battle of NHL's best

"I don't think the League knew they were going to be this good," Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said. "But it tells you a lot, not only about the …

Ice Hockey

Men's Ice Hockey Carries Momentum Into North Country Trip To No. 2 Clarkson, St. Lawrence

<i>Harvard heads up to the North Country of New York to take on Clarkson and St. Lawrence this weekend.. (Gil Talbot)</i><p><b>Matchup</b><p><b>Date<br>Time<br>Venue<br>Live</b> …

Ice Hockey

Golden Knights Extend Two Contracts

Two defensemen agreed to contract extensions with the Vegas Golden Knights this week.<p>LAS VEGAS, NV - The Vegas Golden Knights have extended the …

Vegas Golden Knights

Vegas Golden Knights Sign Defenseman Jon Merrill

ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 27: Jon Merrill #15 of the Vegas Golden Knights on the ice against the Anaheim Ducks on December 27, 2017 at Honda Center in …

NHL

Vegas Golden Knights headline a town full of headliners

LAS VEGAS – Vegas is full of headliners, but the Golden Knights continue to be a hot ticket every night at the T-Mobile Arena, the rink wedged …

Ice Hockey

Don’t bet on a Golden Knights name change in trademark case

Even though the Army is opposing the Golden Knights trademark, don’t sell those Vegas jerseys just yet. No matter the ultimate outcome of the …

Las Vegas

Golden Knights don't want to talk about playoffs

Still, he won't bite.<p>"I don't want to talk about the playoffs," Gallant said in a press conference the other day.<p>"Why not?" he was pressed …

Ice Hockey

Golden Knights sign Engelland to $1.5M, 1-year extension.

The Vegas Golden Knights have signed defenseman Deryk Engelland to a $1.5 million, one-year contract extension.<p>General manager George McPhee …

Ice Hockey

McPhee, Gallant not caught up in Cup dreams despite Vegas' rise

There are some stories in sports that you just can’t replicate, that exist in their own pocket of historic glory, the characters involved having just …

Ice Hockey

The NHL’s infatuation with parity is lackluster, and still hasn’t worked

The feel-good narrative about Vegas’ success on the ice in their first year has another side to it, of course, though you’ll not read much about …

John Tortorella

Getaway pulls Golden Knights even closer

What makes it significant is they were all in the same boat in another sense a few months ago. They had come from established teams to join an …

Ice Hockey

Golden Knights GM and coach talk about the team’s unique identity

David Amber sits down with Gerard Gallant and George McPhee to talk about the surprising success of the Vegas Golden Knights and how the team built …

Vegas Golden Knights

Catching up with sports stars at CES; NHL in Seattle a ‘perfect fit’; and more sports tech news

<b>TAYLOR’S TAKE ON THE WEEK IN SPORTS TECH:</b> I’ve just returned from a week at CES, where sports tech was once again a topic of focus at the world’s …

Steve Ballmer

All-stars Fleury, Neal far from only Golden Knights standouts

Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and forward James Neal are the biggest names and were selected for the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game in Tampa on Jan. 28 …

Jonathan Marchessault

US Army Files Copyright Challenge to Vegas Golden Knights Name

The Vegas Golden Knights are having their nickname challenged at the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.<p>Per ESPN's Darren Rovell, the United States Army filed a challenge to the appeal board, arguing the Golden Knights' nickname is associated with the Army.<p>"Army says it has used the …

Vegas Golden Knights

Trade deadline presents McPhee with unprecedented questions

When George McPhee agreed to become the first general manager of the Vegas Golden Knights, he joined a historic hockey fraternity.<p>Only 22 other men …

James van Riemsdyk

Eric Stephens’ NHL power rankings (Jan. 8, 2018)

The most surprising element that has now entered into the Vegas Golden Knights and their storybook inaugural season is not that they won’t stop …

Semyon Varlamov

Riding a hot hand: Why the Golden Knights should stand pat at trade deadline

Let's not get ahead of ourselves.<p>The Vegas Golden Knights used another gutsy effort on Sunday night to get by the New York Rangers 2-1. With the win …

Ice Hockey

How Golden Knights embraced Las Vegas and made it home

LAS VEGAS — Gerard Gallant speaks fast, and sometimes his thoughts stumble upon themselves with a mumbling Canadian humility. But the smile on the …

Las Vegas

Sunday NHL Rumor Roundup – January 7, 2018

Could the New York Islanders attempt to re-sign John Tavares by the trade deadline.<p><b>The latest on John Tavares, Jaromir Jagr, James Neal, Max</b> …

Ice Hockey

5 questions entering second half of NHL season

<b>What will George McPhee do before the NHL Trade Deadline?</b><p>McPhee, the general manager of the Vegas Golden Knights, was supposed to be a major seller …

Ice Hockey

Three thoughts: why the Sharks are one of Canada’s favorite teams

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — As the Sharks traveled through Eastern Canada to the frozen prairies in Manitoba this week, it became glaringly apparent that …

Ice Hockey

Wild prospect Jordan Greenway excited about learning opportunities at Olympics

BU’s Jordan Greenway one of only four college players on U.S. team.

Ice Hockey

Important Tilt on Tap Against Northern Michigan in the Desert - Boston College

<b>BOSTON COLLEGE vs. NORTHERN MICHIGAN</b><br>Boston College and Northern Michigan lock up for the first time in about 18 years. The last time the Eagles and …

Hockey East

Golden Knights' McPhee relishes rare opportunity to watch son play hockey in Las Vegas

Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee has watched quite a few hockey games at T-Mobile Arena, but Friday’s was special ...

Ice Hockey