Gustav Nyquist and Antoine Vermette, two players who normally are on their best behavior, found themselves answering questions from the NHL for their actions on the ice.
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In the midst of losing their grip on first place, the Montreal Canadiens abruptly fired coach Michel Therrien on Tuesday and hired Claude Julien in hopes of getting their season back on track.
If you’re still undecided about whether to buy season tickets for the Golden Knights’ inaugural NHL season, here’s your chance. The team will hold a 24-hour open house Tuesday at T-Mobile Arena.
The NHL is celebrating its 50th anniversary of expansion from six to 12 teams. The California Golden Seals didn’t last 10 years because of poor ownership during their nine-year existence.
The New York Islanders’ move to Brooklyn hasn’t worked out, and the team is considering options to play elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area, maybe even a return to Nassau Coliseum.
The Golden Knights have former New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano on their short list and also have looked at contacting former Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien, who was fired Tuesday.
Despite the disappointment of not joining Las Vegas in the latest NHL expansion, fans in Quebec City remain optimistic that the league will return after the Nordiques left in 1995 for Denver.
There’s still hope for a deal to allow NHL players to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea after league officials met with IOC president Thomas Bach on Friday.
The NHL trade deadline is March 1, right around the time Golden Knights owner Bill Foley is expected to make the final payment on the team’s $500 million expansion fee.
Jay Millette, hired Monday as the Golden Knights’ trainer, said he’s looking forward to working with hockey players after spending the past 12 years overseeing the care of the 1,300 performers in Cirque du Soleil.
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