Have you ever looked at a sports photo and thought of a funny caption? We have, and here’s a collection of some. If you enjoy this one, leave us a comment afterward. We will do a series called NHL Comic Captions by team collecting some photos with humorous captions to entertain you during this suspension in play… and perhaps cheer you up a bit.
NHL Comic Captions for 2019-20 Vegas Golden Knights
Will Robin Lehner Remain in Vegas?
That has been the huge question in Sin-City besides, when will we actually see NHL hockey again? When the Vegas Golden Knights acquired Robin Lehner on February 24th they knew they were getting an excellent goalie, but is he just a backup? He could very well be a starter with almost any NHL team, and while premier starter Marc-Andre Fleury will be 36-years-old the end of November, he’s still the number-one netminder.
That puts Lehner’s status up in the air… or does it? We all know that even as skilled and amazing that Fleury is, his age will start to creep up on him. Having an insurance policy with Lehner to step in when that transpires is something the Vegas management was considering when they traded for him.
While the Golden Knights got off easy by having the Chicago Blackhawks pick up all but $1.4 million of Lehner’s cap hit, he’s still going to require something north of the $5 million AAV he was being paid before being traded. The Vegas club would need to do some juggling with their cap space, and it seems that Lehner may want to test the market.
Here’s our NHL comic captions photo for Lehner.
“Thanks, Chance. It seemed like most of the pucks headed my way looked this huge tonight. By the way, I’m an athlete and on a strict diet.”
Robin Lehner, goalie – Vegas Golden Knights
Ryan Reaves the Tough Guy
Ryan Reaves is someone you really don’t want to pick a fight with if you have any common sense. He has toned down his penalty minutes over his 10-year NHL stint. He still averages 1.4 minutes in the penalty box each game. Reaves is that physical presence every team needs to some degree since fighting has really decreased in the league. So, Reaves can still take out the body by averaging 3.36 hits a game in his career.
He will become an unrestricted free agent after this season and signed a two-year, $5.55 million contract. That may be a bit of overpayment by the Golden Knights since he has only contributed eight goals and seven assists in 71 games this season. Yet, he has a role and he fills it expertly. He protects the high scoring forwards on this team and not many opponents will challenge him with his 6-foot-1, 225-pound frame. That is if they are smart.
He may be re-signed but with someone like Lehner still needing additional funds from the budget, Reaves may become expendable.
I wouldn’t volunteer to tell him that though, he loves being in Vegas.
As we mentioned, Reaves isn’t afraid to drop the gloves. Here’s our NHL comic captions photo for him.
“Hey Hathaway… what kind of name is GARNET? Isn’t that a girl’s name?”
Ryan Reaves, forward – Vegas Golden Knights
Max Pacioretty Leading the Team in Scoring
Not only did the Vegas Golden Knights get a solid scoring forward when they traded for Max Pacioretty in September of 2018, but they also got one of the best possession players in the NHL. Max accumulated a Corsi For of 59.0 percent and a Relative Corsi of +6.0 in 2019-20. That means things happen when he’s on the ice for nearly 18 minutes a game.
Pacioretty signed a four-year, $7 million AAV deal right after being traded to the Vegas club. He seems to be well worth it thus far. He’s thrown in 32 goals and 34 assists for 66 points this season. He has also tallied eight power-play goals to add to his contributions. He’s no doubt a key player which makes the Golden Knights a threat to win a Stanley Cup in the near future. He had five 30-goal or better seasons while with the Montreal Canadiens and has fit in well with his linemate Mark Stone. The duo has scored 53 goals between them making it difficult to know which player to cover.
Even Max Pacioretty seems shocked that he is the leading scorer on this Vegas team. Here’s his NHL comic captions photo.
“You mean I’m leading the team in scoring? I had no idea.”
Max Pacioretty, forward – Vegas Golden Knights