from Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,
Anyone who believed that missing the playoffs for the first time in franchise history last season might have dampened the spirit of those who support the Knights didn’t attend a home opener against Chicago on Thursday night before 18,467 at T-Mobile Arena.
They didn’t stand in line at a Gold Carpet arrival ceremony to gather autographs and pictures and high-fives from players.
They didn’t enjoy yet another pregame theatrical performance entitled, “Welcome to The Golden Age.” Where things like a new era, a new age, one with possibilities and beginning anew were major themes.
They didn’t hear that thunderous “Knight!” during the national anthem.
It’s not the worst thing. Demonstrating to fans that reaching the postseason is hardly ever assured. That in the world of professional sports, things like missing 500 man games to injury can really put a damper on those Stanley Cup hopes.
Upset the Knights missed out?
Yeah. Go cheer for Buffalo.