Since coming into the NHL, the Vegas Golden Knights have truly become one of the most exciting teams in the entire league. No matter what, they are always competitive. For being an expansion team, it is something that is unprecedented in the sports world.
Even in the one year that they missed the playoffs, it was by one point and they had a ton of consequential injuries that were impossible to overcome. Coming into last year, they want to show what they can do at this point when fully healthy.
They finally did it in 2023 when they won the Stanley Cup. They beat a few really good opponents to reach the final and then took it from the Florida Panthers. It was outstanding to see Vegas come out on top after being in the league for just six years.
There are teams that made it a lifetime without winning a Stanley Cup so they should be truly proud of their situation right now. They put their best foot forward every year too which is admirable. There is no “we’ll see what happens” with that team. They try to win always.
The Vegas Golden Knights are a model franchise in the NHL at this point.
Coming into 2023-24, almost everyone believed that they would be outstanding once again. It is hard to figure out how long this will last because they have depleted their farm system a little bit but there should be a few more great years at minimum.
Well, they are currently sitting at 6-0-0 in the standings which is absolutely unbelievable. They are the first defending Stanley Cup champion in NHL history to ever win their first six games of the following year.
Usually, those teams are slow out of the gate and there is a hangover but not Vegas. This sixth win spoiled the home opener for the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. Connor Bedard scored his first-ever home goal 90 seconds in but Vegas took over from there.
Now, they are just going to try and keep extending their own record. They are swinging back to the West Coast now where they will take on a very exciting Philadelphia Flyers team at T-Moble Arena. It will be fun to see how long they can keep this historic start going.