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The Noon Countdown: Welcome to the Party

A look at a new member of the NHL family

2017 NHL Awards And Expansion Draft Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

31 - Number of days remaining until the 2017-18 season. But it’s also...

...the number of teams now in the NHL, with the expansion Vegas Golden Knights set to make their debut this fall as members of the Pacific Division. The Knights will be the first expansion team to join the League since the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Minnesota Wild did so back in 2000.