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Las Vegas Golden Knights Retire Number 58 In Honor Of Shooting Victims

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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The Las Vegas Golden Knights retired number 58 over the weekend to honor the people killed at the Route 91 concert shooting in October.

The Las Vegas shooting is one of the most horrific events in modern American history. Stephen Paddock, for reasons still unknown, opened fire on a the crowd during a Jason Aldean concert. A total of 58 people were killed and hundreds more were wounded.

This is a classy move from the Knights. It’s obviously a very small gesture, but it’s still important. Retiring the jersey is worth it if even one person is helped in the healing process.

Paddock shattered lives on the horrific night of October 1. However, he failed to break the American spirit. You can gun people down, but we’re not going to be broken. It’s never going to happen. The American spirit refuses to give in, even in the faces of tragedies. There were complete strangers helping people they didn’t even know as bullets rained down. That’s what we’re all about.

Now, all 58 innocent people whose lives were cut short will forever be remembered by the Knights and their fans. Classy move from a classy organization.

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