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NHL in Vegas?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by MikeOPensacola, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. MikeOPensacola

    MikeOPensacola VIP Whale

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    Just curious here, which NHL franchises are good candidates for relocation?

    I'd love to see an NHL team in Vegas; hope they land a team.

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    It would be an expansion team.
     
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    NHL isn't going to expand. That would be a bad idea.
     
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    Did you notice the word speculation? Nobody watches hockey nationally, it's local. Ratings are crap. If anything they need to get rid of 4-6 teams.
     
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    Perhaps you may want to look into some of the older threads or google more news articles on the subject. There has been a lot of conversation on this for a least a year. Unless there is a big surprise, Vegas is getting a team.
     
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    If it happens then it will be just that much more watered down and another crap team but at least Vegas has a team I guess. I'm not sure how many would come to Vegas to see a hockey team play vs a football. It should make a nice place to hang out in the summer when there isn't any games played.
     
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    Expansion is a cash grab by the owners though that is why there is expansion vs relocation.

    The groundwork is laid the expansion is happening and will be announced near the nhl awards ceremony.

    While I agree retraction is better, not gonna happen. A team needs to go to Quebec city or Seattle before vegas but vegas got their shit together.

    I will say a hawks game in vegas excites me.

    Nhl does well in non traditional markets without the NBA. Like Nashville, so vegas makes sense
     
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    I think the Phoenix Coyotes would be the perfect candidate for Las Vegas. They can't draw flies in their own arena and would be the perfect patsy for when the big teams come to town. I would definitely consider going to a Flyers vs. Las Vegas Coyotes matchup.
     
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    Basketball fan?
     
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    Not to mention they may move....to phoenix.

    Sadly the short little commish wants hockey there... doesn't want to admit his failure.
     
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    It will be the Carolina Hurricanes as their owner is in debt and has an outstanding loan from the NHL- The Last Vegas Hurricanes...(Name Change for sure)
     
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    I am pretty sure this is an expansion team though the Hurricanes may go to Quebec, Seattle at some point.
     
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    I'm a Tampa Bay Lightning fan. I will def make a trip to Vegas to catch them play there. Can't wait!
     
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    If/when this happens it will be fun to see what they change the team's name to. :peace::beer:
     
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    Las Vegas Hookers? Hooking is a Hockey term after all?
     
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    and you'll only get a 2 minute minor instead of being arrested
     
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