Roenick: Golden Knights Put All Of Sports On Their Ear

The Golden Knights are one series away from the Stanley Cup Finals

The DA Show
May 09, 2018 - 10:51 am

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A few years ago, the Las Vegas Golden Knights were a concept. Now they’re a Western Conference finalist.

The Knights swept the Kings in the first round of the playoffs and dispatched the Sharks in six in the second.

Have we ever seen anything like this?

“No, there’s nothing in sports – with the exception of Leicester winning the Premier League a few years back,” nine-time NHL All-Star Jeremy Roenick said on The DA Show. “I think it was 5,000 to 1 or something for Leicester to win, and they ended up winning the Premier League. Here, they’ve taken all of sports and put it on its ear. For an expansion team to come out, especially in a major sport in the National Hockey League, and put in one of the top five best seasons of the year – it’s just incredible.”

The Knights, with William Karlsson, Jonathan Marchessault, Marc-Andre Fleury and others, won the Pacific division in their inaugural season. Las Vegas started hot and never looked back. Now they’re one series from the Stanley Cup Finals.

“It started in October during the shooting and what happened in Vegas and it kind of all came together as a community," Roenick said. "Boy, the guys have really embraced this city. The city has embraced them, and they’re impressive. They’re the hardest-working team in the National Hockey League – by far.”

Las Vegas will play either Nashville or Winnipeg in Game 1 on Saturday. The Predators and Jets will meet in Game 7 of their second-round series Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.

In other news, Roenick discussed his partnership with Coors Light, which seeks to elevate the NHL-fan experience by surprising hockey lovers with free tickets and exclusive gear, among other giveaways. Fans can also play Roenick one-on-one using crushed Coors Light cans as hockey pucks.

“Coors Light has been a great supporter of the National Hockey League for many years,” Roenick said. “They just want to make the fan experience to watch a game more inviting and more exciting."