Vegas hardly a fly-by-Knight squad in 1st season on the ice

Published 2:48 a.m. ET Nov. 1, 2017

Feel free to keep treating the Vegas Golden Knights like an expansion team. Really, they don’t mind being taken lightly.

The trouble is, they’re hard to overlook given an 8-3 start (16 points). That despite losing their top three goaltenders — Marc-Andre Fleury, Malcolm Subban and Oscar Dansk — to injury after trading Calvin Pickard to Toronto. Maxime Lagace became the fourth goalie to start for the Golden Knights on Tuesday night in New York, and 19-year-old Dylan Ferguson was recalled from juniors to be their fifth to dress in a game.

This isn’t your ordinary expansion team. The Golden Knights…

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