It's a super rare occurrence that a general manager gets to pick his entire team. Yet the Vegas Golden Knights gm, George McPhee got to do just that. I think it's fair to say that a new gm, no matter the sport, will walk into a pretty big mess and (usually) a losing team. McPhee got to pick his coach, his team, and even got a new stadium. If he pulls off a successful season he's going to be a legend. But if he fails.... they are going to be the team that had everything given to them and still lost.
The Knights opened the preseason with an impressive 9-4 win against the Vancouver Canucks. That game showed me they have put together a fast paced offense. They then followed that up by defeating the Colorado Avalanche 4-1. I will admit there's not a ton to take away from just two preseason games, but I think it's a good sign for the team.
I really hope they carry this momentum forward into the post-season. It'd be really cool to see a team start from scratch and be successful.
Yeah, never thought about that before. It really is a rare thing to get to start from scratch completely when a new franchise begins by picking the entire organization.
Imagine it would be hard convincing really good players to come to something brand new, in a city that is known for being a desert. Come play hockey and live in Sin City? Could be a tough sell.
Dallasite Wrote:Come play hockey and live in Sin City? Could be a tough sell.
Come play hockey and live in Sin City? Could be a tough sell.
I see no problem here. That sounds like a super duper sweet set up. You're in the party capital of the U.S.. Your hometown team hype NEVER stops, unlike most cities that build the hype up on the day of the game. Can you imagine the parties they are going to have after winning home games?