William Karlsson is still the best center on a Golden Knights roster and pretty much the exact same player as last year.
The Golden Knights felt strong enough about 32-year-old defenseman Alec Martinez to send the Los Angeles Kings two second-round picks.
The homestand many believe could determine where the Golden Knights find themselves come playoff time produced another win Monday, Vegas holding off the Capitals 3-2.
Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has started 40 of 59 games even though his numbers have decreased dramatically since 10 or so supreme efforts to begin the season.
Peter DeBoer has coached his share of games in T-Mobile Arena, but he will stand behind the home bench for the first time Saturday when the Golden Knights play Carolina.
You can only be motivated by sentiment for so long, and what the Knights did Saturday was about returning to hockey and moving beyond the drama of their coach being fired.
Few in the Golden Knights room would have had similar thoughts as Reaves when it was announced that DeBoer would be replacing the fired Gerard Gallant this week.
Fans certainly will be content with first impressions, the Knights having snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Thursday.
Gerard Gallant was fired as coach of the Golden Knights on Wednesday morning. For such a seemingly rushed decision, be assured it wasn’t made in the previous 24 hours.
It wasn’t a disastrous start for the Golden Knights. It just wasn’t very good, an opening 20 minutes that was eventually followed by a 3-0 loss to end a seven-game homestand.