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Dear Hockey Fans

VGK committed to bringing you hockey during the pause

by Gary Lawless @GoldenKnights / VegasGoldenKnights.com

Hockey brought us together. And hockey, even if there are no games on the ice for the next little while, can help us through these difficult days. We're in a tunnel of the unknown and unexpected. But one day, we'll come through it and shortly thereafter the sounds of stick on puck and blades on ice will be there for us once more.

In the meantime, we're going to try and keep you informed and entertained. There will be news to share from the NHL and the Golden Knights and when that happens we'll have it on our website and social media channels.

We're also trying to come up with ways to create content revolving around all things and people in the Golden Knights orbit. We held our weekly content meeting this morning via conference call rather than our usually boisterous studio sessions and everyone brought ideas to the table.

Podcasts, livestreams, written pieces and vlogs are platforms we're looking at using in order to tell stories as well as provide access to our players and management for fans during the NHL season pause.

Today's livestream on our social channels featuring Daren Millard, Stormy Buonantony and Deryk Engelland was informative, empathetic and encouraging.

We're hoping to talk hockey and tell the stories of our fans, players, coaches and managers. We also understand people are going through a tumultuous time. We don't want to be glib but we also want to find a way to provide some lighter fare during these days of uncertainty.

Right now things are changing by the minute. What we have planned today may become undoable by tomorrow. But as we all adjust to our new reality, we'll find a happy medium to serve you as fans of the Golden Knights.

Our content team is full of talented people from the broadcasters and writers you connect with on a daily basis to the talented videographers, producers, editors and managers.

The games may be on pause but we're still here. And we're looking for opportunities to connect and interact with you. By all means, if you have an idea or a request for a story - send it to us and we'll try to deliver.

Our organization is going to great measures to try and keep its employees and our community safe. Most of us are working from home and this column was written from a home office. We want everybody to come through this time healthy and ready to watch hockey or baseball or figure skating or whatever it is they like.

This community turned to hockey once before in a time when it needed healing. It was the greatest honor. Our team president Kerry Bubolz loves to remind our organization that "community, just like hockey, is a contact sport."

While we can't gather the way we all like to at the Fortress, we can gather virtually. We can share our thoughts and stories.

So let's get through this together as best we can. Be smart, be safe and keep dreaming those hockey dreams.

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