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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, new mascot Chance the Golden Gila Monster helps to celebrate the Vegas Golden Knights defeating the Boston Bruins 3-1 during an NHL hockey game at T-Mobile Arena, in Las Vegas. Golden Knights Evolution The Vegas Golden Knights started as a lovable collection of “misfits” in their inaugural season, when they made an improbable run to the Stanley Cup Final. Underdogs no more, Vegas has traded for or signed some of the NHL’s best players, gotten rid of some fan favorites and is now a stone cold perennial contender laser-focused on winning now.  (AP Photo/L.E.Baskow, File)

Vegas 'misfits' no more, Golden Knights now expected to win

Oct. 14, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

People kept telling Nate Schmidt and the Vegas Golden Knights that they wouldn't be any good in their inaugural season, so they went about proving doubters wrong. They were an expansion team, a group of self-labeled “misfits” that burst onto the NHL scene winning eight of their first nine games and...

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2020, file photo, St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo plays against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to terms on a $61.6 million, seven-year contract with top free agent Pietrangelo, a person with direct knowledge of the move tells The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Vegas signs Alex Pietrangelo to $61.6M, seven-year contract

Oct. 12, 2020 10:48 PM EDT

Alex Pietrangelo is Vegas bound, and the Golden Knights are shuffling the deck to fit him in. Pietrangelo signed a $61.6 million, seven-year deal with Vegas on Monday that carries an $8.8 million annual salary cap hit through 2027. It's the fifth-biggest cap hit for a defenseman in the NHL. Adding the top free...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, Arizona Coyotes left wing Taylor Hall (91) is shown during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, in Glendale, Ariz. The NHL is embarking on a free agent period like never before in hockey history. Defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Torey Krug and winger Taylor Hall headline a talented free agent class. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

NHL teams making moves, not waiting for top free agents

Oct. 10, 2020 10:29 PM EDT

Taylor Hall went unsigned during the first day of free agency. Same with Alex Pietrangelo and Mike Hoffman. A handful of the top free agents are still available, but NHL teams aren't waiting for those big fish to sign to make other moves. Boston paused its pursuit of Hall to sign big winger Craig Smith; Columbus...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights' Paul Stastny skates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis. Stastny is returning to the Winnipeg Jets after being acquired in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights in a move completed hours before the NHL’s free-agency signing period opened on Friday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Goalies get shuffled in NHL free agency; Lightning depleted

Oct. 9, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

It didn’t take long for the bubble to begin bursting on the Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup party. The effects of a flat salary cap took its toll on the Lightning less than two weeks after winning their second Stanley Cup. Tampa Bay bid farewell to defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who signed with Anaheim,...