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NHL team in Vegas

Postby Frisk » Jun 14th, 2016, 11:04 am

http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-168220-7-.htm#168220

Sounds like Vegas might get its own NHL team, very cool.
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Re: NHL team in Vegas

Postby occasional thoughts » Jun 14th, 2016, 11:17 am

Only one new one? Sounds like the NHL will be even more unbalanced, East to West, than now. What about Seattle and Portland, let alone Quebec City. The NHL seems to like places where there's no competing major league sports.

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Re: NHL team in Vegas

Postby GordonH » Jun 14th, 2016, 11:20 am

I'd rather see Quebec City get a expansion since many US NHL team don't fill the seats. Plus how many sports team have tried to open in Las Vegas only to shutdown soon after.

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Re: NHL team in Vegas

Postby occasional thoughts » Jun 15th, 2016, 6:46 pm

Maybe Quebec City is (ahem) betting on Las Vegas. Seriously, I'd like to see QC get a new franchise, maybe if they promised to stay in Canada or something. Oops, sorry, I said seriously, and I do wish one would go to QC.
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Re: NHL team in Vegas

Postby Frisk » Jun 15th, 2016, 10:33 pm

Would've been cool if Seattle got one.

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Re: NHL team in Vegas

Postby GordonH » Jun 15th, 2016, 11:05 pm

Frisk wrote:Would've been cool if Seattle got one.


Only if the Thunderbirds continued to be viable as well.

It will be interesting when year 5 happens in Vegas, to if attendants is still at good level.
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Re: NHL team in Vegas

Postby Gilchy » Jun 16th, 2016, 6:08 am

occasional thoughts wrote:Only one new one? Sounds like the NHL will be even more unbalanced, East to West, than now. What about Seattle and Portland, let alone Quebec City. The NHL seems to like places where there's no competing major league sports.



Vegas is going to be in the Western conference, so there will now be 16 east, 15 west.

Seattle won't work until there's an NHL ready arena, the only prospect at this time is also contingent on an NBA team going there as well, so not happening soon.

QC ruled out by the low Canadian dollar, and rumours are they want to keep it available as a relocation destination.
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Re: NHL team in Vegas

Postby occasional thoughts » Jun 16th, 2016, 9:27 am

Gilchy, that's almost funny, keeping a city in the hip pocket ready for a relocation.

BTW, with Atlanta having lost NHL franchises twice to Canadian cities, how is Winnipeg actually doing? Is it likely based on current results that Winnipeg will ever move again? It is true for any major league franchise but apparently esp. for NHL franchises in Canada that it's "use it or lose it", winner or not.
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Re: NHL team in Vegas

Postby occasional thoughts » Jun 16th, 2016, 9:29 am

OOPS, I hate to be erroneous, but I just notice I mentioned Portland, above, as having no other major league franchise. NBA of course. Now there's a deadly boring game, notwithstanding its Canadian origin, but Americans seem to love it.
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Re: NHL team in Vegas

Postby JayByrd » Jun 17th, 2016, 4:38 am

occasional thoughts wrote:OOPS, I hate to be erroneous, but I just notice I mentioned Portland, above, as having no other major league franchise. NBA of course. Now there's a deadly boring game, notwithstanding its Canadian origin, but Americans seem to love it.


Most basketball fans I know say it combines the relaxed (though not *as* relaxed) pace of baseball with the spurts of quick action we see in hockey. They find it fun in a way that hockey and football aren't.
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Re: NHL team in Vegas

Postby JayByrd » Jun 17th, 2016, 4:48 am

With the expansion Las Vegas team looking to begin play in 2017-18, we'll have an expansion draft next summer. It's going to be really interesting to see how teams manage this through the next year. Every team is going to end up exposing valuable players.

A team can only protect seven forwards, three defensemen and a goalie or eight skaters overall and a goalie.

Players with no-movement clauses running through the 2017-18 season must be protected.

Teams must expose at least two forwards and one defenseman who played at least 40 games this coming season or a combined 70 in 2015-16 and 2016-17.

This will put some GM's in a tough position, and will likely be the cause of some player movement that we wouldn't have otherwise seen. If you're Jim Rutherford in Pittsburgh, do you protect your established #1 goalie, or your playoff upstart? We may see some pre-expansion maneuvering as early as next weekend's Entry Draft.
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Re: NHL team in Vegas

Postby occasional thoughts » Jun 20th, 2016, 2:03 pm

I wonder when Kelowna & environs will get a professional hockey team. And because I put queries like this to all the people out there who know so much more than I do, why did Victoria's ECHL team get replaced by WHL, It seems WHL is preferred to minor professional hockey in most of Western Canada.


Let's see, how do I keep this on topic . . . maybe we could be the Las Vegas farm team.
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Re: NHL team in Vegas

Postby GordonH » Jun 20th, 2016, 2:17 pm

occasional thoughts wrote:I wonder when Kelowna & environs will get a professional hockey team. And because I put queries like this to all the people out there who know so much more than I do, why did Victoria's ECHL team get replaced by WHL, It seems WHL is preferred to minor professional hockey in most of Western Canada.


Let's see, how do I keep this on topic . . . maybe we could be the Las Vegas farm team.


Victoria Salmon Kings folded at the end 2010-11 season, before they were in Victoria there was a WHL team called Victoria Cougars known today as Prince George Cougars.
Chilliwack Bruins were not doing well in Chilliwack so ownership moved them to Victoria.

All pretty simple nothing unusual

WHL is 1 part of 3 known Canadian Hockey League = Major Junior Hockey players 16 to 20 years (other 2 parts are Ontario Hockey League & Quebec Major Junior Hockey League)
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Re: NHL team in Vegas

Postby the truth » Jun 21st, 2016, 12:21 pm

GordonH wrote:I'd rather see Quebec City get a expansion since many US NHL team don't fill the seats. Plus how many sports team have tried to open in Las Vegas only to shutdown soon after.


agree 100 %
on a side note ,nothing can top ,hey guys lets go to a hockey game tonight on a 45 celsius day :cuss:

QUEBEC got F :cuss: on this one
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Re: NHL team in Vegas

Postby techrtr » Jun 22nd, 2016, 7:25 am

Another NHL team that I could care less about.

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