It’s pretty clear the Vegas Golden Knights are the fair-haired boys of the NHL. Of course, when you pay 500 million large to be part of the board of governors’ annual croquet game and deep-sea fishing expedition, the league is bound to treat you with a little more care.
Take the apology the NHL issued to the Golden Knights when, because of a blown call by the officials and only because a blown call by the officials, Vegas was eliminated in the first round by San Jose after a major penalty for cross-checking was issued to Cody Eakin. Forget, of course, that Vegas blew a 3-1 series lead, gave up a shorthanded goal in double overtime of Game 6 and allowed four power-play goals in four minutes when Eakin was given the boot. The league owned its apparent mistake and apologized to the Golden Kn...
About the Author
Ken Campbell, The Hockey News' senior writer, is in his second tour with the brand after an eight-year stint as a beat reporter for the Maple Leafs for the Toronto Star. The Sudbury native once tried out for the Ontario League's Wolves as a 30-year-old. Needless to say, it didn't work out.