The Vegas Golden Knights have been full of surprises in their inaugural season. On Monday, the Knights punched their ticket to the playoffs in their first season by defeating the Colorado Avalanche 4-1. Vegas also became the sixth expansion team in NHL history to qualify for the playoffs in its inaugural season. Impressive, and quite surprising since no one expected them to do so well the first time around.
Their Twitter account has also been full of surprises and unexpected publications. The Golden Knights Twitter page has been a hot topic of discussion throughout the 2017-18 season, before, during, and after Golden Knights' games. The posts have often been funny, teasing other clubs and using a comedic tone to stand out among other professional sports organizations.
However, not all of the tweets were well received as the team had to apologize more than once for tweets that were not well received by the general public. Back in October, the Golden Knights deserved every bit of condemnation and criticism they got as a sexist joke was made before a game against the Boston Bruins.
"We accept full responsibility for our actions and apologize to those who were offended," the Golden Knights said in a statement, calling the tweets "in poor taste."
Rather than list the actual players in the Boston Bruins’ lineup Sunday, the Golden Knights posted a series of tweets with women’s names. “Dakota-Sierra, Mandy-Samantha, Autumn-Ruby,” read the tweet for the “Broons Defense Pairs.”
Dan Marrazza, the man behind the controversial but also entertaining Twitter account, has announced that he has split with the Golden Knights organization after almost two years managing their social media pages.
Marrazza did not explain why he was leaving the organization, or if he was fired by the club. He was with the team since the start of the expansion process, but now seems to look forward to a new challenge... The Golden Knights only stated that they plan to maintain the same whimsical, comical voice they've become known for on social media. The organization added that it wish Marrazza the best of luck in his future endeavours.
What do you think happen? Did Marrazza go too far and it was enough for the Knights, who are now focused on being champions?