Vegas Golden Knights, ‘Hamilton’ collide in historic face-off



Even in a city known for staging massive events, they’re two of the hottest tickets in years.

So how do the Golden Knights, who host Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday, and the Broadway phenomenon, which begins local performances Tuesday, compare?

They have more in common than you might think.

Days between “Hamilton’s” Broadway and Las Vegas debuts: 1,027

Days between the Golden Knights’ regular-season and Stanley Cup Final debuts: 234


Highest face value of a “Hamilton” ticket: $629

Highest face value of a Golden Knights finals ticket: $995

“Hamilton’s” best deal: Forty seats for every performance are available for $10 each through a digital lottery.

Golden Knights’ best deal: Because the team agreed to take Minnesota’s Erik Haula in the expansion draft, the Wild threw in Alex Tuch as a bonus. (Suckers.)


“Hamilton”: Plays at The Smith Center

Golden Knights: Play Reilly Smith to the right of center


“Hamilton”: Has King George of England

Golden Knights: Have Deryk Engelland


“Hamilton”: The king is defeated in Yorktown.

Golden Knights: The Kings were defeated in the first round.


Golden Knights’ face-offs: Two sticks and a puck

“Hamilton’s” face-offs: Rap battles and guns


“Hamilton”: Alexander Hamilton is “young, scrappy and hungry” and is eager “to prove that we’re worth more than anyone bargained for.”

Golden Knights: Ditto.


“Hamilton”: Alexander repeatedly declares he’s “not throwing away my shot.”

Golden Knights: Marc-Andre Fleury throws away many, many shots.


“Hamilton”: The show’s lyrics tickle the ears.

Golden Knights: Fleury also has been known to tickle an ear.


“Hamilton” character who sounds like he’d make a great hockey player: Hercules Mulligan

Golden Knights player who sounds like he’d make a great “Hamilton” character: Pierre-Edouard Bellemare


“Hamilton’s” French speaker: Marquis de Lafayette

Golden Knights’ French speakers: Roughly 20 percent of the team


“Hamilton”: Alexander was born in the Leeward Islands and has an affair with a woman named Maria.

Golden Knights: Malcolm Subban’s mother, Maria, was born in the Leeward Islands.


Golden Knights: Jonathan Marchessault is from Cap-Rouge, Quebec, which translates to “Red Cape.”

“Hamilton”: King George wears a red cape.


General responsible for many of the triumphs in “Hamilton”: George Washington

General manager responsible for many of the Golden Knights’ triumphs: George McPhee


“Hamilton”: In the song “Right Hand Man,” Washington is “outgunned, outmanned, outnumbered, outplanned.”

Golden Knights: In the Stanley Cup Final, Washington is, well, you get the idea.

Contact Christopher Lawrence at or 702-380-4567. Follow @life_onthecouch on Twitter.

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