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Past articles by Jesse:

NHL goalie mask power rankings: Best color schemes, nicknames, cartoon characters

Ranking the best goalie masks across the league this season, from 1 to 32. → Read More

Jack Eichel participates in first practice with Golden Knights, 2 months after neck surgery

Forward Jack Eichel participated at practice for the first time with his Vegas Golden Knights teammates Tuesday, nearly two months after artificial neck... → Read More

Kraken vs. Canucks live updates: Score, stats, news for inaugural home opener from Seattle's Climate Pledge Arena

What better way to kickstart a rivalry between the Canucks and Kraken than by pitting Vancouver against Seattle in the expansion team's home opener? And with hockey fans streaming into Climate Pledge Arena for the first time, what will the Kraken have in store on the ice and from an entertainment perspective? They've consistently set a high bar in regard to the latter, nailing the launch of the… → Read More

Marc-Andre Fleury informs Blackhawks he will play in 2021-22: Source

The Athletic reported on Saturday that Fleury had softened his stance of not wanting to play in Chicago, and that the Blackhawks were hopeful he would play for them. → Read More

The gold jerseys are ready! Vegas owner Bill Foley details the team’s third look – The Athletic

When will the Golden Knights highly-anticipated third jersey be unveiled and how often will they be worn? Bill Foley answers. → Read More

Behind the scenes of Max Pacioretty’s race to the birth of his child – The Athletic

Max Pacioretty received a text in the Anaheim locker room that his wife was going into labor. His teammates did everything possible to make sure he made it. → Read More

Is the Vegas Golden Knights' glass half full or half empty?

The Golden Knights’ magical inaugural season was one for the ages, but the players aren’t satisfied. They fell three wins short of hoisting the Stanley Cup and are determined to finish the job in Year 2. On paper, there’s no reason why the Golden Knights shouldn’t be one of the ... → Read More

5 Golden Knights home games you can't miss

In the preseason, when many NHL arenas are half full, the Golden Knights played in front of 17,958 fans on Sunday. Yes, it’s safe to assume tickets will again be tough to land for home games, starting Thursday for the season opener against visiting Philadelphia. Last year, the Golden Knights ... → Read More

Tuch, Haula battling for second-line role with Golden Knights

Only a few spots have yet to be decided, with the most notable being the right winger for the second line. It’s a given the line will be centered by Paul Stastny and flanked on ... → Read More

Shea Theodore glad to be back on the ice for Golden Knights

Shea Theodore took the ice with his Golden Knights teammates today at City National Arena for the first time since the Stanley Cup Final in June. Theodore missed the first two weeks of ... → Read More

Golden Knights sign Theodore; Gallant calls 7-year deal 'huge for us'

The 23-year-old played well for Vegas last season with six goals and 23 assists to finish third among defensemen with 29 points. Theodore’s play improved in the postseason, where he spearheaded the Golden Knights power play and racked up ... → Read More

Golden Knights will have at least one new face on the blue line

With three preseason games remaining for the Golden Knights, it’s clear there will be a new face on the blueline this season, at least for ... → Read More

Winters does it all for Palo Verde in victory against Shadow Ridge

The win propels the Panthers to 4-1 on the season — their best start since 2013 when they finished 10-2 ... → Read More

Sierra Vista breaks out in rivalry game win against Desert Oasis

The Sierra Vista high football team’s offense was firing on all cylinders Friday night, as the Mountain Lions bested Desert Oasis 54-20 in the Southwest League opener ... → Read More

Golden Knights become first NHL team to partner with a sportsbook

The Vegas Golden Knights have entered a multiyear partnership with William Hill US, becoming the first-ever NHL team to partner with a sportsbook. The partnership will feature a TV visible dasher board, in-arena signage, updated ... → Read More

After tumultuous stint, Chelis gone from Las Vegas Lights FC

Jose Luis Sanchez Sola, the Las Vegas Lights FC technical director, has left the team, the club announced today. Sola, commonly known as “Chelis,” struggled through the team’s inaugural season, leading ... → Read More

Golden Knights win preseason opener, develop rookies along the way

The preseason — particularly the first couple games — is about developing young players for the future of the franchise, and the Golden Knights are doing that by ... → Read More

Golden Knights' Fleury adjusting to new goaltender equipment regulations

The NHL altered goaltenders’ chest-protectors this offseason, making them smaller in several areas to cover less ... → Read More

Analysis: Canelo's victory over Golovkin should be enjoyed, not disputed

Instead of admiring the first-class skill both fighters put on display, much of the chatter following the decision was surrounding the three people who scored the fight ... → Read More

Canelo takes majority decision win over Golovkin

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez out-punched Gennady Golovkin to a majority decision in the highly-anticipated rematch Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena ... → Read More