Larry Martino

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The Vegas Golden Knights certainly have something to prove after missing the playoffs last season for the first time in team history.

Most of the team’s star players were injured for part or most of the 2021-2022 NHL season. And, when they were in the lineup, they may not have been playing at 100% of their abilities. But, in professional sports, there are no excuses.

So, it appears that the upcoming 2022-2023 NHL regular season, which officially begins on Friday October 7thcould end up being one where the team’s mindset and locker room have the feel of the inaugural season. That is when they called themselves “The Misfits,” because many of the players were allowed to leave in the expansion draft. That first season was magical, as the Vegas Golden Knights rode the brilliant goaltending of Marc-Andre Fleury all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they lost in five games to Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.

Now, after a season and off-season where we saw the face of the franchise (Fleury) traded away for practically nothing, and then star winger Max Pacioretty traded away for almost nothing as well, the team seems to be getting closer to being under the salary cap. General Manager Kelly McCrimmon recently picked up veteran goal-scoring winger Phil Kessel to help out on the power play. He has been playing in Arizona for the Coyotes for the past few seasons, and he may have something to prove as well.  Check out this article from Vegas Golden Knights insider Gary Lawless here.

The major question heading into the new season will be in net since starting goaltender Robin Lehner is out for the season. Which one of these goaltenders not only has the talent, but also the mindset, to become the team’s number one netminder: Laurent Brossoit, Logan Thompson, or newly acquired former San Jose Sharks goalie Adin Hill?

We’re just about a month away from the start of the season and many of these questions will be answered during training camp. Let’s just hope we see a relatively injury-free season for our team, and a brand new attitude on and off the ice.


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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.


NHL Releases Las Vegas Golden Knights' Season Schedule, See Here

The official schedule for the Vegas Golden Knights‘ 2022-23 regular season has finally been released.

On Wednesday, July 6, the National Hockey League unveiled the schedule. However, there’s a slight difference to the VGK’s first game compared to pervious seasons.

For the second time since the team’s inception, the Golden Knights will start their season away rather than at home, according to the NHL.

The first game will be on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. with the VGKs playing against the Los Angeles Kings at Arena.

On Oct. 13, the Golden Knights will play their first home game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

According to the NHL, the Golden Knights will have a “season-high, seven-game homestand” that’ll start on Jan. 5, 2023.

This homestand will go as following:

  • Jan. 5 against Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Jan. 7 against Los Angeles Kings
  • Jan. 12 against Florida Panthers
  • Jan. 14 against Edmonton Oilers
  • Jan. 16 against Dallas Stars
  • Jan. 19 against Detroit Red Wings
  • Jan. 21 against Washington Capitals

After this homestand, the Golden Knights will play a “season high” of six consecutive games on the road, which starts immediately after the streak of home games.

  • Jan. 22 in Arizona (Coyotes)
  • Jan. 24 in New Jersey (Devils)
  • Jan. 27 in New York (Rangers)
  • Jan. 28 in New York (Islanders)
  • Feb. 7 in Tennessee (Predators)
  • Feb. 9 in Minnesota (Wild)

According to the NHL, VGK will play at T-Mobile Arena during key dates for Sin City! These dates include Nevada Day, New Year’s Eve, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the day of the National Football League’s Super Bowl LVII.

This season is sure to be an exciting one with new leadership and a change in command for the team.

Memberships for the full season will be available starting July 11 for the team’s 41 regular season games and additional preseason games.

“Key benefits to being a full-season member include the best pricing on tickets to all home games, a complimentary jersey, exclusive member-only events, and the ability to safely and conveniently resell game tickets,” the NHL stated.

For the Golden Knights‘ full 2022-23 schedule, see below!

  • Games in October

    • Tue. Oct. 11 at Los Angeles 7 p.m.
    • Thu. Oct. 13 vs. Chicago 7 p.m.
    • Sat. Oct. 15 at Seattle 7 p.m.
    • Tue. Oct. 18 at Calgary 6 p.m.
    • Thu. Oct. 20 vs. Winnipeg 7 p.m.
    • Sat. Oct. 22 vs. Colorado 7 p.m.
    • Mon. Oct. 24 vs. Toronto 7 p.m.
    • Tue. Oct. 25 at San Jose 7:30 p.m.
    • Fri. Oct. 28 vs. Anaheim 3 p.m.
    • Sun. Oct. 30 vs. Winnipeg 5 p.m.
  • Games In November

    • Tue. Nov. 1 at Washington 4 p.m.Thu. Nov. 3 at Ottawa 4 p.m.
    • Sat. Nov. 5 at Montreal 4 p.m.
    • Tue. Nov. 8 at Toronto 4 p.m.
    • Thu. Nov. 10 at Buffalo 4 p.m.
    • Sat. Nov. 12 vs. St. Louis 7 p.m.
    • Tue. Nov. 15 vs. San Jose 7 p.m.
    • Thu. Nov. 17 vs. Arizona 7 p.m.
    • Sat. Nov. 19 at Edmonton 7 p.m.
    • Mon. Nov. 21 at Vancouver 7:30 p.m.
    • Wed. Nov. 23 vs. Ottawa 7 p.m.
    • Fri. Nov. 25 vs. Seattle 5 p.m.
    • Sat. Nov. 26 vs. Vancouver 7 p.m.
    • Mon. Nov. 28 at Columbus 4 p.m.
  • Games In December

    • Thu. Dec. 1 at Pittsburgh 4 p.m.
    • Sat. Dec. 3 at Detroit 4 p.m.
    • Mon. Dec. 5 at Boston 4 p.m.
    • Wed. Dec. 7 vs. N.Y. Rangers 7 p.m.
    • Fri. Dec. 9 vs. Philadelphia 7 p.m.
    • Sun. Dec. 11 vs. Boston 5 p.m.
    • Tue. Dec. 13 at Winnipeg 5 p.m.
    • Thu. Dec. 15 at Chicago 5:30 p.m.
    • Sat. Dec. 17 vs. N.Y. Islanders 7 p.m.
    • Mon. Dec. 19 vs. Buffalo 7 p.m.
    • Wed. Dec. 21 vs. Arizona 7 p.m.
    • Fri. Dec. 23 vs. St. Louis 7 p.m.
    • Tue. Dec. 27 at Los Angeles 7:30 p.m.
    • Wed. Dec. 28 at Anaheim 7 p.m.
    • Sat. Dec. 31 vs. Nashville 12 p.m.
  • Games In January

    • Mon. Jan. 2 at Colorado 6 p.m.
    • Thu. Jan. 5 vs. Pittsburgh 7 p.m.
    • Sat. Jan. 7 vs. Los Angeles 7 p.m.
    • Thu. Jan. 12 vs. Florida 7 p.m.
    • Sat. Jan. 14 vs. Edmonton 7 p.m.
    • Mon. Jan. 16 vs. Dallas 3 p.m.
    • Thu. Jan. 19 vs. Detroit 7 p.m.
    • Sat. Jan. 21 vs. Washington 7 p.m.
    • Sun. Jan. 22 at Arizona 5 p.m.
    • Tue. Jan. 24 at New Jersey 4 p.m.
    • Fri. Jan. 27 at N.Y. Rangers 4 p.m.
    • Sat. Jan. 28 at N.Y. Islanders 4:30 p.m.


  • Games in February

    • Tue. Feb. 7 at Nashville 5 p.m.
    • Thu. Feb. 9 at Minnesota 5 p.m.
    • Sun. Feb. 12 vs. Anaheim 12 p.m.
    • Thu. Feb. 16 vs. San Jose 7 p.m.
    • Sat. Feb. 18 vs. Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.
    • Tue. Feb. 21 at Chicago 5:30 p.m.
    • Thu. Feb. 23 vs. Calgary 7 p.m.
    • Sat. Feb. 25 vs. Dallas 7 p.m.
    • Mon. Feb. 27 at Colorado 6 p.m.


  • Games In March

    • Wed. March 1 vs. Carolina 7 p.m.
    • Fri. March 3 vs. New Jersey 7 p.m.
    • Sun. March 5 vs. Montreal 3 p.m.
    • Tue. March 7 at Florida 4 p.m.
    • Thu. March 9 at Tampa Bay 4 p.m.
    • Sat. March 11 at Carolina 4 p.m.
    • Sun. March 12 at St. Louis 4 p.m.
    • Tue. March 14 at Philadelphia 4 p.m.
    • Thu. March 16 vs. Calgary 7 p.m.
    • Sun. March 19 vs Columbus 1 p.m.
    • Tue. March 21 at Vancouver 7 p.m.
    • Thu. March 23 at Calgary 6 p.m.
    • Sat. March 25 at Edmonton 7 p.m.
    • Tue. March 28 vs. Edmonton 7 p.m.
    • Thu. March 30 at San Jose 7:30 p.m.
  • Games In April

    • Sat. April. 1 vs. Minnesota 7 p.m.
    • Mon. April 3 at Minnesota 5 p.m.
    • Tue. April 4 at Nashville 5 p.m.
    • Thu. April 6 vs. Los Angeles 7 p.m.
    • Sat. April 8 at Dallas 5 p.m.
    • Tue. April 11 vs. Seattle 7 p.m.
    • Thu. April 13 at Seattle 7 p.m.
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