Kolesar wants to honor his late father by winning the Cup with the Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS — Biker Keegan enjoys living in the moment after reaching the Stanley Cup Final for the first time. The Vegas Golden Knights forward is also living the moment for his father, Charles Peterson, who died in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs due to complications from COVID-19 at age 46. “I know if we … Read more

Hill unfazed for Golden Knights entering Cup final against Panthers

LAS VEGAS — When Hill of Adin discovered he had been acquired by the Vegas Golden Knights last August, he looked at the roster he would join. “You’re like, they can win the (Stanley) Cup,” the keeper said on Friday. “Kind of my first thought was, ‘Hey, we were going to be in the playoffs … Read more

Ekblad perseveres and advances to Stanley Cup Finals with Panthers

LAS VEGAS — Aaron oak leaf had gone through his share of adversity in his nine seasons with the Florida Panthers. So the defenseman will understandably feel feelings of appreciation – but not yet satisfaction – when he steps onto the ice for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Vegas Golden Knights … Read more

Is a number 1 goalie on the shopping list? Who’s next to burst?

Lance Lysowski, Mike Harington Kevyn Adams and his team gathered last week at the KeyBank Center for the Buffalo Sabers amateur scouting meetings. Some made the trip to Rochester to see the Amerks in the Eastern Conference Finals. Next week, the Sabers brass will interview draft-eligible prospects at the scouting combine in Buffalo. The offseason … Read more

NHL playoff predictions: scout, coach and executive pick Stanley Cup winner

The Golden Knights versus the Panthers in the Stanley Cup Finals. Adin Hill against Sergei Bobrovsky, the match in goal. Of course. Everyone had that on their bingo cards when the NHL playoffs started in mid-April, right? But that’s the beauty of the annual two-month toil through the NHL playoffs. It’s a marathon, not a … Read more

Carbery seeks the right combination as new coach to fuel Capitals return to playoffs

WASHINGTON– Spencer Carbery is wasting no time getting into his long to-do list after being hired as Washington Capitals coach on Tuesday. That included house and school hunting in the Washington area with his wife, Casey, and children, Hudson and Vivian, after his introductory press conference on Thursday. That search might be easier for Carbery … Read more

Golden Knights fan devotion never wavered between trips to the Cup final

The parking lot was crowded. The music was racing. Chance, the mascot, and the Vegas Vivas, the cheerleaders, posed for photos with people. Outside of school for the summer, the kids played street hockey and grabbed free slices of pizza. Fans filled the stands inside the rink, with huge handmade signs taped to the glass … Read more

TNT can’t wait to put its stamp on TV’s 1st Stanley Cup Finals season

There’s a charm behind the 2023 Stanley Cup Finals between the Vegas Golden Knights and Florida Panthers that has the “NHL on TNT” eager to amp up its coverage of the best-of-7 series, starting by Game 1 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; TNT, TBS, truTV, CBC, SN, TVAS). Sure, … Read more

Matthews signing for contract extension tops list for new Maple Leafs general manager

Officially billed as the 18th general manager in Maple Leafs history after being named to the job Wednesday to succeed Kyle Dubas, Treliving said he doesn’t want to rank items on his to-do list. But securing the services of Matthews, who has scored at least 40 goals for four consecutive seasons, is clearly at the … Read more

The Wild dodged a bullet with Matthew Tkachuk’s trade – Minnesota Wild

Minnesota Wild fans were left disappointed last month when the division-rival Chicago Blackhawks got the top pick in the 2023 draft. That gives them the right to draft Connor Bedard, of course, the newest prospect generation of the NHL. It always happens in Minnesota, the feeling is gone. But even if it sucks, just remember: … Read more