When you’re from Vegas, you can do what you want.
Led by Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ career-high eight points, the Edmonton Oilers clocked the Vegas Golden Knights 7-4, which forced their Pacific Division race even closer with only a little over two weeks to go in the regular season.
Well, after the game, the Oilers took to social media like any team does in professional sports (and college at that) to post the final result. It’s kind of like an unwritten rule, you just have to do it — win or lose.
🎰 WHAT A KNIGHT 🎰
The #Oilers defeat Vegas by a score of 7-4.#LetsGoOilers pic.twitter.com/3DP6Va47rh
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) March 29, 2023
The Vegas Golden Knights, on the other hand (in true Sin City fashion), completely threw the rules out the window.
“post the final score” pic.twitter.com/hb0nfPrY6B
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) March 29, 2023
So I know the whole unwritten rules thing, but I’ll be honest, there are only a few teams in the NHL that can get away with something like this (at least to me), and the Vegas Golden Knights are one of them.
Who are the other teams on my list, you ask?
The Florida Panthers (being in South Florida), the New York Rangers (being in New York City), the Los Angeles Kings (being in Los Angeles), you get where I’m going with this, right? (RELATED: ‘More Of A Distraction Now’: NHL Hints They Could Get Rid Of Pride Nights)
If you’re in a certain market of flash and dash, or a prestigious brand, you can get away with it.
What are you gonna do here? Criticize a bunch of dudes from Sin City?