Rank #1: George McPhee guest appearance
Golden Knights GM George McPhee joins the program, the guys outline how Vegas's 7-1-0 start is more than "smoke and mirrors," a debate-spurring quiz, and the debut of "Raise or Fold."
Oct 26 2017
Rank #2: Surging Knights take division lead
Having won five of their last eight (5-2-1) and ten of their last sixteen (10-4-2), the Golden Knights have secured sole possession of the Pacific Division lead at the season's halfway point. As the team embarks on a seven-game homestand, Shane, Gary, Dave and Dan discuss key factors in Vegas's success and raise essential questions going forward. This episode also features an autographed jersey giveaway for a lucky listener.
Dec 31 2019
Rank #3: Mark Stone's impact, A dozen to play
The Golden Knights won their first six games after acquiring Mark Stone. The SLGND crew examines Stone's play and outlines how his addition affects Vegas overall. With a dozen games to go, how is the playoff picture looking? Owner of The D Derek Stevens joins the discussion, plus a pile of mailbag questions — on goalie interference, historic late-season surges, which is the Knights No. 1 line, pregame routines, pineapple on pizza and more.
Mar 13 2019
Rank #4: Fleury leading VGK
Following a 2-1-0 road trip, Vegas is 7-4-0, third in the Western Conference. Shane, Gary, Dave and Dan break down how they've done it, what's gone well and what issues are facing the team. The crew debates which team is best in the league, which trendy teams have underachieved, and which early leaders will remain in the playoff picture.
Oct 25 2019
Rank #5: Finding Traction in December
Shane, Gary, Dave and Dan unpack the latest stretch of VGK hockey, featuring a five-game point streak sparked by an OT win at Nashville and ended with an OT loss at New York. Malcolm Subban's run of seven-consecutive starts yielded a 4-2-1 record and some of the team's best play of the season. But has Vegas realized its potential? The crew discusses a change in defensive-zone coverage, the Chandler Stephenson trade, injuries to Cody Eakin and Cody Glass, Marc-Andre Fleury's pending return and much more. With eight games to play before Christmas, the guys reminisce about their worst and best gifts.
Dec 10 2019
Rank #6: Two steps up, One step back
Given some hard lessons lately, the Golden Knights posted impressive wins over Calgary and Toronto to begin a four-game homestand. But an overtime loss to San Jose has the SLGND crew discussing consistency. Shane, Gary, Dave and Dan offer their assessment and talk about how the Golden Knights can still become the team they wanted to be. They take listener questions from Twitter, offer context from around the NHL and look at upcoming opponents.
Nov 23 2019
Rank #7: GMGM on Mark Stone trade, plus guest host Daren Millard
Shane, Gary, Dave and Dan talk about the Golden Knights' deadline acquisition of Mark Stone from Ottawa. The crew is joined by long-time hockey personality Daren Millard to discuss all angles of the trade and all the moves around the league. Vegas general manager George McPhee joins the show to offer further insight into the deal and how Stone fits with the Golden Knights.
Feb 26 2019
Rank #8: Tumultuous Conclusion
The Golden Knights' second season ended with a first-round exit. An epic seven-game series against San Jose concluded in historic fashion, and the SLGND crew offers reaction from every angle, the little picture and the big picture. The guys relay comments made by Gerard Gallant, George McPhee, Bill Foley and players at the season's final media availability and offer context. They also look ahead at the Golden Knights' off-season agenda and what to expect in the franchise's third campaign.
Apr 25 2019
Rank #9: 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs Begin
The crew gets you ready for the Vegas Golden Knights-San Jose Sharks first round series. Shane, Gary, Dave and Dan discuss each team's strengths and weaknesses, notable matchups and possible lineups. They also look around the league at each playoff series and name their regular season award winners.
Apr 09 2019
Rank #10: Homestand Diagnosis
The Knights' seven-game homestand began with four wins, but has sputtered in consecutive losses. Gary, Dave, Dan and guest host Daren Millard talk about the good and the bad, from line combinations and goaltending to sluggish starts and overtime thrills. The crew also discusses Max Pacioretty earning an All-Star nod, if he's the VGK MVP, and more.
Jan 11 2020
Rank #11: VGK Coaching Change
The Gerard Gallant era ends and the Pete DeBoer era begins with the Golden Knights. This special edition of the podcast includes reaction from Shane, Gary, Dave and Dan on the removal of Gallant and assistant coach Mike Kelly. The crew discusses reasons for the coaching change, comments from management and players, and what to watch going forward.
Jan 16 2020
Rank #12: Interview Series: William Karlsson
Fresh off inking an eight-year contract extension with the Golden Knights, center William Karlsson talks with Gary Lawless about the deal and why he fits well in Vegas. Karlsson shares the story about the one time he got angry during a VGK game, what he thinks about the state of the team, his perfect day in Las Vegas and more.
Jun 27 2019
Rank #13: Trouble in Paradise (Nevada)
Shane, Gary, Dave and Dan discuss the Golden Knights' recent struggles — one win in seven games since October 27. What are the issues plaguing the team? How are the players, coaches and managers handling it? The crew breaks down the shortcomings and strategies, and posits solutions for upcoming games.
Nov 15 2019
Rank #14: Interview Series: Ryan Reaves
In an extended interview with Gary Lawless, Vegas forward Ryan Reaves talks about the evolution of his role through the years, falling in love with Las Vegas, his Winnipeg roots and the creation of his 7Five Brewing Co.
Aug 15 2019
Rank #15: VGK home with 25 to play
Shane, Gary, Dave and Dan evaluate the state of the Golden Knights with 25 games left in the regular season. After a road-heavy schedule for much of the year, Vegas plays eight of nine at home. What's the state of the third line? What moves could the Knights make before the Feb. 25 trade deadline? The crew also examines stories from around the NHL, including coaching changes, possible trade bait and playoff races. Owner of The D, Derek Stevens, makes a guest appearance.
Feb 12 2019
Rank #16: Down the stretch in '19
With six games remaining in the VGK regular season, Shane, Gary, Dave and Dan cover all aspects of the Golden Knights' play, lineup issues, rest and injury concerns, and how Malcolm Subban has filled in for Marc-Andre Fleury. The crew examines the NHL playoff picture and answers mailbag questions from Instagram and Twitter.
Mar 26 2019
Rank #17: Knights and Sharks after 5
Through five games in Round 1 Vegas has three wins, and the Sharks have two, setting up a Game 6 Easter Sunday at T-Mobile Arena—and a chance for Vegas to clinch a series at home for the first time. The SLGND crew discusses the series so far, how the Sharks pulled off a 5-2 win in Game 5 and what adjustments are in store for Game 6. The guys also discuss stories around the Stanley Cup Playoffs and take listener questions from the mailbag.
Apr 19 2019
Rank #18: Interview Series: Cody Eakin
Vegas center Cody Eakin talks with Gary Lawless about his hockey journey, starting with his Winnipeg roots through the controversy of Game 7 in San Jose. Eakin offers his thoughts about instant replay in hockey, his Las Vegas experience and playing for Gerard Gallant. Eakin tells stories about traveling and describes a perfect summer day on the lake.
Jun 13 2019
Rank #19: Feature Interview: Peter DeBoer
Peter DeBoer joins Shane, Gary, Dave and Dan for an extended conversation about becoming head coach of the Golden Knights and switching sides in the Vegas-San Jose rivalry. DeBoer talks about addressing the team for the first time, being presented with the game puck from his first win, and his points of emphasis at practice in Montreal. The crew also asks DeBoer about his background, including his law degree, his taste in music and his family roots.
Jan 17 2020
Rank #20: Pirri emerges as VGK streak reaches six
As the Knights extend their win streak to six, Shane, Gary, Dave and Dan examine how they've done it. They discuss the emergence of Brandon Pirri and how the Vegas lineup might look going forward. The crew also breaks down prospects' play at the World Junior Championship, the rise of Alex Tuch, Malcolm Subban stabilizing and more.
Jan 08 2019