The Golden Knights are back home not for a lack of coaching but because those on the ice who are paid handsomely to produce didn’t in the Western Conference Final.
Ed Graney came to the Review-Journal in May of 2006 as its lead sports columnist. He has covered all major sporting events, including Super Bowls to NBA championships to every Final Four since 1995. Graney also covered the Olympic Games in Beijing (2008) and London (2012). A graduate of San Diego State University, he is a five-time Nevada Sportswriter of the Year and past winner of Associated Press Sports Editors Top 10 for columns. He and wife Bonnie have two children, a son (Tristan) and daughter (Bridget).
The Raiders opened what has already proven a bizarre 2020 season by traveling east and taking down Carolina 34-30 at an empty Bank of America Stadium.
When the Raiders open their season Sunday against the Panthers, the two players who grew up 15 miles apart will each start at wide receiver spots.
Gruden has traveled different paths when building a roster since returning as head coach in 2018, and will start three rookies at Carolina on Sunday.
The trade of third-round pick Lynn Bowden on Saturday to Miami is a bad look for Las Vegas, whether it was totally football related or not.
Robin Lehner recorded three shutouts for the Golden Knights in a Western Conference semifinal series, the last being a 3-0 win over Vancouver in Game 7 on Friday.
The Raiders have over the years offered many players the chance for a brighter tomorrow, and Incognito has made the most out of such opportunity.
Thatcher Demko, a 24-year-old from San Diego, got the playoff start in goal for Vancouver, leading the Canucks to a 2-1 victory against the Golden Knights
Las Vegas was a sports town long before the Raiders relocated from Oakland, and a stadium like Allegiant just raises the bar.