Right after a massive additional time acquire in opposition to a division rival, Vegas boarded its bus to leave the SAP Middle with no a clue where by they were likely.

In what has to be one of the stranger tales to occur out of the strangest 12-month extend, the downtown Fairmont Hotel in San Jose in which the Golden Knights were being being out of the blue closed down Friday afternoon just prior to the crew still left for its game versus the Sharks.

“That’s a very first for in all probability everybody on our team,” Golden Knights defenseman Nick Holden claimed, according to the Las Vegas Solar.

I guess so.

Golden Knights head mentor Pete DeBoer was however in shock when chatting about it Saturday at the team’s morning skate.

“It was a surreal knowledge. With any luck , this is the finish of the COVID calendar year, but it was pretty much the topping on the cake for what the past yr has been for most people in the entire world. Just one more thing thrown at you, one more matter to offer with.

“Not that I’m putting it in the similar breath as dealing with COVID, but it was just 1 of all those items we got thrown at us, we dealt with it and discovered a way to get off to a fantastic commence, so great resiliency by our team,” DeBoer explained.

In accordance to the San Jose Mercury Information, the downtown Fairmont was crushed by the struggling lodge and journey industry, with the homeowners filing for bankruptcy after accruing massive money owed of “among $100 and $500 million.” The lodge mentioned it expects to reopen in two to three months immediately after it finds a management lover and refinances. 

Looks like the league will have to uncover a new designated “isolation lodge” for site visitors of San Jose to relaxation their heads.

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