Dear [NAME]: since you’re in Vegas where you’re allowed to bet on sports, please show your betting slip from October and consider donating a portion of your winnings to charity.
It must be such a relief for all those lifelong Las Vegas Knights fans to dunk on all the haters and doubters. God knows they’ve had to endure so much!
That is one sad adaptation of the John Henry story.
You’re not the only idiot, though. For years, I had loudly stated the opinion that Fleury was a headcase and that the Penguins won cups despite him. When he got gobbled up by Vegas my fear was that the Penguins were set for a three-peat (spoiler: I dislike the Penguins) but clearly that was a dumb opinion.
You’re going to hear a lot of talk in the coming days that this is an indictment of the NHL. That many GMs are idiots,
The better the Boba Fetts do, the worse I feel about my Sabres. We’re now in the “fuck the tequila, pass the turpentine” stage of Lousy Management Depression.
I’m glad to see more people accepting that touching a conference championship trophy has no correlation to winning the finals. You earned that shit, hold it up high. MAF is steering them the right direction as captain - trophy voodoo doesn’t determine if you win the finals, you do.
Yeah, but getting their shit pushed in by a team built by George McPhee? That’ll sting.
If he hadn’t mentioned that article at all, someone in the comments would have gone after him for pretending he didn’t think the team would be bad, or some nonsense like that. There’s no winning that battle.
No mention of the coach who crafted this team into a juggernaut? The Florida Panthers really blew it when the axed Gallant. All credit to the players, but it’s clear he’s done something special to put them in a position to realize their potential.
It’s all just so wildly improbable it really is hard to know what to feel about it. I wouldn’t be surprised if they regress towards what everybody expected them to be next year and they get 70 points. Or win it all. Who knows?
Well, it wouldn’t be totally unprecedented for you guys to lose to Marc-Andre Fleury.
If Vegas wins the Cup, it’ll only be second to the Miracle On Ice as the most improbable underdog story in hockey history.
A lot of people made token homer picks for the Knights to win the Cup when the odds were 500-1 in preseason. Sports books stand to lose a LOT of money if that happens.
You’re also gonna hear a lot about how the success of the Golden Knights could affect the success of the upcoming Seattle franchise in a couple years. What will/could the GMs do differently now that VGK has done so well with who they got in the Expansion Draft?
Quite the opposite - Vegas is losing their collective ass because this team can’t stop winning.
The only fitting conclusion here is that the Caps slog it out over the next 2 games, go up 3-1 in the finals, only to unravel in the most spectacular fashion, right? This is what we deserve as fans
I’m surprised at this, but i’m always for new teams winning championships over super dynasties.
On the other hand, could this be Vegas money at work?
oh man, there’s saline wipes, the battery powered snot sucker, the squeezy ball snot sucker, and there’s the siphon one (like you’re siphoning gasoline, or so i’ve learned from tv). all alternatives to using your own mouth.
The best part is when you have to take the baby to the doctor and they use the electric snotsucker. I had to hold a screaming child down for a good 4 or 5 minutes while they cleared her out, but boy could she breathe afterward.