Knight Life: Episode 9
Knight Life episode 9 checks in from up north this week in Vancouver, British Columbia. Golden Knights host Gary Lawless starts off the episode sitting down with Cody Eakin who has been on fire this season so far. We hear what has helped contribute to his success on the ice and him being on track to set new career highs this season.
November is Hockey Fights Cancer month in the NHL. In this week’s episode, we hear from Golden Knights players on who they fight for every single game. We get to hear the story of VGK strength and conditioning intern Kendell Galor, who talks about her own battle with cancer.
Afterward, Aly Lozoff sits down with forward Max Pacioretty about what its like being on the road and what he enjoys most. We learn that when the team is winning, he doesn’t change is suit! Also, he states this is the closest group of guys he’s played with.
“Being able to go on the road and hangout with the guys, it’s genuine fun,” he mentioned.
One of the most important jobs on any team is making sure the players are ready to play. That’s where our equipment managers step in. Head equipment manager Chris Davidson-Adams sits down with Lozoff about what it takes to manage everything from skate sharpening to budgeting. This crucial area requires him and his staff to remember every little detail a player’s likes and dislikes, from the skate depth to an old pair of shoulder pads that need some TLC. Each aspect of a player’s equipment is taken care of to be ready for game time. Even in game if a stick breaks, they have to have it ready in seconds.
We then see a hilarious video of Fleury going through the Krispy Kreme drive-through trying to get free doughnuts without a game ticket. Krispy Kreme gives away free dozens to fans who attended the game after a shutout, if you show your ticket, that is...
Well ticket-less Fleury was the goalie who achieved the shutout, so he thought he should be entitled to the treat too!
Finishing off episode 9, we send it off to Gabe Gauthier and Nick Gismondi as they break down the five top Vegas Golden Knight plays of the month to cap off another installment in the series.
Watch Knight Life each Friday before the pre-game show or at 7 p.m. when there is no game only on AT&T SportsNet.