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Golden Knights success raising stakes for next NHL expansion

Golden Knights success raising stakes for next NHL expansion

SEATTLE — From his office about 1,000 miles away from T-Mobile Arena, Tod Leiweke has watched the Stanley Cup playoffs with a growing appreciation for what is taking place in Las Vegas.
McPhee on Knights-Capitals final: 'A script that no one saw being written'

McPhee on Knights-Capitals final: 'A script that no one saw being written'

George McPhee is happy to talk about the Vegas Golden Knights, the team he built over the last year that now sits four wins from an improbable Stanley Cup. But his old club? The one that stands in the way? Not so much.
Now 25 years in, Bettman is never off as NHL commissioner

Now 25 years in, Bettman is never off as NHL commissioner

NEW YORK — There is usually another guest at the table when Gary Bettman and his wife, Shelli, go out to dinner with other couples during the NHL playoffs.
Canucks sign top prospect Pettersson to three-year entry-level contract

Canucks sign top prospect Pettersson to three-year entry-level contract

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Elias Pettersson to a three-year entry-level contract.
Bright lights, casinos and home for Golden Knights

Bright lights, casinos and home for Golden Knights

LAS VEGAS — Pierre-Edouard Bellemare didn't know what to do as he browsed in the grocery store. Fans were admiring the native Frenchman and centre for the Vegas Golden Knights, but he had become star-struck himself.
Lightning disappointed, but don't feel like playoff failures

Lightning disappointed, but don't feel like playoff failures

TAMPA, Fla. — Jon Cooper searched for adequate words to describe the feeling of coming within one victory of playing for the Stanley Cup. The Tampa Bay Lightning have done it twice in the past three years. And it hurts.
Quinn: Rangers' job is an 'opportunity I could not pass up'

Quinn: Rangers' job is an 'opportunity I could not pass up'

NEW YORK — David Quinn had been contacted by other NHL teams in recent years, and chose to remain at Boston University. When the New York Rangers came calling, it was different.

Ovechkin, Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Ovechkin is thrilled, though hardly satisfied.
Sharks finalize 7-year deal with high-scoring Evander Kane

Sharks finalize 7-year deal with high-scoring Evander Kane

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Evander Kane knew San Jose was a good fit when Joe Thornton showed up for a late-night airport pickup following a trade deadline deal. That comfort was only reinforced over the next 10 weeks on the ice and in the dressing room.
NHL Eastern Conference Champions List

NHL Eastern Conference Champions List

Winners of the Prince of Wales Trophy as the NHL's Eastern Conference champions: 2017-18 — Washington Capitals 2016-17 — Pittsburgh Penguins 2015-16 — Pittsburgh Penguins 2014-15 — Tampa Bay Lightning 2013-14 — New York Rangers 2012-13 — Boston Bruin