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WCF: (1) Vegas Golden Knights vs. (3) Dallas Stars | Stars win series 4-1

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21 hours ago, CanucksJay said:

I am an avid Canucks fan but not an avid hockey fan.

With 2 kids, it's hard to find time to watch sports other than the Canucks.

 

What happened in the Stars Knights series?

How the hell did they win 4-1?

 

The Canucks played a defensive style and got shelled every game where all we could manage to do was get the puck out of our zone only to defend again.

I know we have a great team that's up and coming but after seeing us treading water for 7 games to finally lose, I thought, Vegas would roll over Dallas.

 

I saw the shot count pretty much even in the series.  Nothing like the 2-1 shot count domination in our series.

 

Were the Knights tired from our round or did Dallas have a different game plan?

 

What was the difference / keys to their success?  I feel like we have a better team than Dallas?

 

I feel like we have good team speed, decent size etc but Vegas was literally faster abd bigger than us. Many times, all the defender could do was protect themselves on the endboards on puck retrieval and just try their best to flp it out with no counterattack or breakout to even think about.

 

How did Dallas escape the forecheck?

Well, I was impressed by Dallas in regular season when we met them. So I wasn't keen on battling against them in a serie. 

But we got Vegas tired also. B)

Vegas have a $&!#ty work ethic as we saw in the second game. So they don't have the mentality to go all the way. 

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So how many fans you think vegas is gonna have in the stands when they rebuild two years from now? 

 

They wont be the “shiny new buttman toy”, and as dallas and vancouver have proven, they are meh. 

 

This was the year they had to win. Next year, i dont expect them to do much. Their best players are getting old, they have their first goalie controversy (g’damn noobs), and while they were gifted a lot of picks and a damn good team from the get go, they dont seem to know what do do with them. 

 

Its that old saying, give a man a team of good players and a bunch of high draft picks, you get fans in the stands for a day. 

 

Teach him to to fish blah blah you get my point. 

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22 minutes ago, MystifyNCrucify said:

So how many fans you think vegas is gonna have in the stands when they rebuild two years from now? 

 

They wont be the “shiny new buttman toy”, and as dallas and vancouver have proven, they are meh. 

 

This was the year they had to win. Next year, i dont expect them to do much. Their best players are getting old, they have their first goalie controversy (g’damn noobs), and while they were gifted a lot of picks and a damn good team from the get go, they dont seem to know what do do with them. 

 

Its that old saying, give a man a team of good players and a bunch of high draft picks, you get fans in the stands for a day. 

 

Teach him to to fish blah blah you get my point. 

If Covid subsides, they’ll be fine. They have the tourist flow and gambling incentives to keep things alive.
 

Vegas knights are like having Celine Dion playing at your hotel. Nothing I’d want to watch, but it’ll sell merch and fill the city.

 

It’s not like they are the Coyotes... there’s nobody in the stands, they have a full but impotent roster and no future... but they have a bunch of scandal... 

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24 minutes ago, MystifyNCrucify said:

So how many fans you think vegas is gonna have in the stands when they rebuild two years from now? 

 

They wont be the “shiny new buttman toy”, and as dallas and vancouver have proven, they are meh. 

 

This was the year they had to win. Next year, i dont expect them to do much. Their best players are getting old, they have their first goalie controversy (g’damn noobs), and while they were gifted a lot of picks and a damn good team from the get go, they dont seem to know what do do with them. 

 

Its that old saying, give a man a team of good players and a bunch of high draft picks, you get fans in the stands for a day. 

 

Teach him to to fish blah blah you get my point. 

I have a place in Summerlin which is where the practice facility is and a lot of players live in the community. 

I don't think it's just hype. I see tons of Knights license plates, t shirts, jerseys hats etc. 

It's not only the on ice product that is attractive but their immersion into the community that have won the people's hearts. 

The fact that every practice (pre Covid) is free and open to the general public (filled with fans) and players stay after for autographs and pictures means a lot to the city. 

People with money go to the games. Casinos have season tickets for their patrons. There's always millions of visitors that want to watch their team while in Vegas .

Families that want to experience hockey can always go to practices. 

Vegas knights arent dying... 

There may be more empty seats but I think the same can be said of any team besides Toronto and Mtl. 

Out of the US cities, they are in great shape. 

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7 hours ago, CanucksJay said:

I have a place in Summerlin which is where the practice facility is and a lot of players live in the community. 

I don't think it's just hype. I see tons of Knights license plates, t shirts, jerseys hats etc. 

It's not only the on ice product that is attractive but their immersion into the community that have won the people's hearts. 

The fact that every practice (pre Covid) is free and open to the general public (filled with fans) and players stay after for autographs and pictures means a lot to the city. 

People with money go to the games. Casinos have season tickets for their patrons. There's always millions of visitors that want to watch their team while in Vegas .

Families that want to experience hockey can always go to practices. 

Vegas knights arent dying... 

There may be more empty seats but I think the same can be said of any team besides Toronto and Mtl. 

Out of the US cities, they are in great shape. 

LV hasn't had pro sports teams until very recently. I don't expect the love to die quickly. 

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10 minutes ago, Gnarcore said:

LV hasn't had pro sports teams until very recently. I don't expect the love to die quickly. 

True - also them being relatively successful out the gate will build a hardcore group of fans who will stick through the inevitable rebuild at some point. It’s a better model for the league to make sure the expansion teams are well supported early on, rather than being empty soulless places the cities that host them don’t want. 
 

earlier on in the history of the NHL I get why expansions were screwed over especially when from another league as the nhl was trying to send a message about which was the ‘better’ league etc 

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