- Ben Gotz
The Knights have never been afraid to make a headline in their four years of existence (It’s been very much appreciated). They’ve made huge additions at the trade deadline the past three seasons and swung big in the offseason as well. This year might be different. General manager Kelly McCrimmon talked with colleague David Schoen this past week about why the team may be less likely to make a move this time around. The NHL’s trade deadline is April 12.
The Knights goaltending tandem is intact again. Robin Lehner is back in the crease Friday and Monday after suffering the third concussion of his career. He also had some choice words upon his return for those who insinuated that his absence was anything but injury related. Lehner is always refreshingly honest and open about his struggles with mental health and substance abuse. We could all learn a lot from that.
Believe it or not, the NHL season is more than halfway over. The Knights have already played 30 of 56 games despite getting started barely more than two months ago. It’s safe to say the team is pretty happy about how things went on the ice the first half. The Knights’ record is outstanding and they’ve received outstanding performances from several players. I took a crack at their potential awards contenders over the weekend.
If you like our stories and newsletter, make sure you’re also listening to the Golden Edge podcast on Itunes, Stitcher or Spotify. Dave and I will talk about the Knights’ options at the trade deadline this week and whether we think they should make a move. Last week, we went through the team’s awards contenders and had a bonus episode featuring an interview with center Cody Glass.
Make sure you’re checking our website Saturday and the paper Sunday every week for our Silver Knights insider. Dave and I write about the team every week, and their 13-2 start has given up plenty to choose from. I wrote about defenseman Ryan Murphy (a potential Silver Misfit?) over the weekend. Dave wrote about captain Patrick Brown the week before and discovered why he cheered for the New York Giants while growing up in Michigan.
6 p.m. Thursday - at Colorado
Noon Saturday - at Colorado
7 p.m. Monday - vs. Los Angeles
Born: April 1, 1999
Height: 6 feet 3 inches
Weight: 206 pounds
Draft: 2017, first round (sixth overall), Golden Knights
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Cap hit: $863,333