Vegas Golden Knights: Things to do during week two of no hockey

We are rapidly approaching the two-week mark since the Vegas Golden Knights had to hit the pause button on the 2019-20 NHL regular season due to the coronavirus crisis.

It is fair to suggest that we are all still trying to adapt to our new normal due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and the Vegas Golden Knights are in the same boat right now.

These are strange and scary times we live in right now and we must all continue to stay safe and healthy.

As of now, the return of hockey and sports in general is still as uncertain as ever and that probably won’t change for a while as the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus.

For those of us who cling to sports for comfort, this is an incredibly difficult time right now but, fear not, because there are still a bevy of things you can do and watch in relation to the Vegas Golden Knights.

Let’s delve into a few now…

Revisit Inaugural Year

While teams across all four major leagues have a plethora of highlights dating back years they can roll out, the Vegas Golden Knights aren’t in the same boat having only entered the NHL in 2017.

However, despite having only been around for three years, the Golden Knights have forged enough memorable moments to last a lifetime.

And it all starts back in 2017-18 when the Knights made a stunning run to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural year.

There is a slew of content you can go back and watch from that magical season, including the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft, Deryk Engelland‘s speech at the home opener following the tragic shootings in Vegas on Oct. 1, and a bevy of incredible highlights from what was an amazing season.

The run to the Stanley Cup Final is worth watching alone, and revisiting that stunning first year should keep you busy for a few days at least.

The Vegas Golden Knights’ 2017-18 Pacific Division Champions (L) and 2018 Western Conference Champions banners hang in the rafters on either side of a banner with 58 stars and the names of all of the victims of the October 1, 2017, mass shooting before a game against the Nashville Predators.

Valiant

As mentioned above, the inaugural season for the Vegas Golden Knights was one that not even a Hollywood movie mogul could have scripted.

As a result, it was no surprise when it was announced that the incredible 2017-18 season would live on forever through a documentary entitled ‘Valiant.’

Valiant will document all the thrills and spills of the Golden Knights’ magical debut year, in addition to detailing all the steps that went into constructing a team that made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Final.

It will be a fascinating watch and there’s good news because, as of Apr. 1, Golden Knights fans will be able to watch the documentary for free on Amazon Prime, which is great news while the 2019-20 regular season is on pause.

Play NHL 20

If, like me, you hardly have time to play video games, then now is the ideal time to play catchup while we all stay home.

And, if you are a Vegas Golden Knights fan then why not dust off NHL 20 and try to lead the Knights to Stanley Cup glory while we wait for the return of sports.

Personally, I love Franchise Mode and playing out a 25-season career seems the perfect use of time right now in order to fill the gaping hole left by no sports.

Shea Theodore of the Vegas Golden Knights skates with the puck against Travis Zajac of the New Jersey Devils.

Watch Theodore / Pacioretty Clips

Both Shea Theodore and Max Pacioretty were carving out incredible years prior to the NHL hitting the pause button on the 2019-20 regular season.

Theodore had really taken that next leap towards becoming one of the best young defensemen in the NHL, putting up 13 goals and 33 assists for 46 points in 71 games, achieving career-highs in all three categories and in power play points with 16.

Pacioretty was also having himself a year, emerging as one of the most consistent performers for the Golden Knights throughout 2019-20.

Through 71 games, Pacioretty put up 66 points (32 goals, 34 assists) and was leading the team in points, goals and power play points.

While we adjust to no sports, it is worth hitting up YouTube or nhl.com and re-watching some of the best moments from both Theodore and Pacioretty this year.

The logo of the Vegas Golden Knights jersey during their game against the San Jose Sharks.

Treat Yourself

Am the only one who likes to treat myself when everyday life isn’t so great?

Probably not.

Now is the perfect opportunity to brighten up your wardrobe by treating yourself to some new Vegas Golden Knights gear.

And, while you are online, it might be worth having a look around to see what other hockey-related delights you can pick up.

Why stop there?

You can also treat yourself to some pretty cool authentic memorabilia, including this very cool signed picture of THAT Marc-Andre Fleury save against the Toronto Maple Leafs this year.

Go on, you know you want to.

Stick With Us

As mentioned in a previous article, we at Vegas Hockey Knight have got you covered as we bid to keep you all entertained during these uncertain times.

While the NHL may be on pause, there is no hiatus for us and we are going to be ramping up the hockey content over the coming days.

We know sports is an escape and we also know that you will probably be relying on the site more than ever, so we want to be here for you.

Next: Golden Knights making sure they look after their own

Stick with us because we have got some great content lined up for you.

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