For the hockey pucks out there... I know some of our sunbelt members might not give rat's @$$ about the NHL but, for those of us from cooler climes, the NHL might be a bit closer to reality. Apparently the Maloof family has been approved as owners of a new LV franchise. I believe this is the family that owned the Palms (prehaps a minority share still) then lost it trying to carry to much debt. Where have we heard a similar discussion lately??? Some people don't think it will work but, I think the city could support a team as long as it is the only game in town. Between residents, travelers from Canada and US hockey hotbeds, the new strip location should be ok. I think everyone has seen enough Cirque shows and this will be another thing to do. I am not sure what percentage of the action hockey gets but, I suspect it is a very small percentage. My one NHL experience in LV was a couple years ago in CP at the sports book during a Washington NYR playoff game. Of the six large screens at the sports book, three of them were the game, one horse race and one baseball (early May). The hockey volume was on high and the place was rockin! I have no idea who all the people were but, for an early round playoff hockey game in Las Vegas, I was shocked! Now if the NBA ever came to town, all "bets" off for the NHL! thoughts? - especially locals?