Jerry Bruckheimer

Vegas' success has given Seattle's impending NHL franchise something to shoot for

Vegas' success has given Seattle's impending NHL franchise something to shoot for

The unexpected success of the first-year Golden Knights has had ripple effects that reach well beyond the hockey oasis known as Las Vegas.

Their speed has advanced a trend. Their ability to coax big production from players who had small roles elsewhere should lead teams to be more patient while developing prospects. Their compassion after 58 people were killed and more than 800 injured at a music festival in Las Vegas last Oct. 1 exemplified how a sports team should react in the face of tragedy. They’ve made T-Mobile Arena a hostile place for visitors and it will be rocking again Wednesday when they try to tip the Western Conference final in their favor after splitting the first two...

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