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    Expansion to Las Vegas a 'Done deal'?

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/report-nhl-expansion-to-vegas-a-done-deal/


    Obviously not a confirmed report, but this is bad news imo. Not looking forward to an expansion draft


    lol, small kid got tripped by a tuba player

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    Awful.

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    So stupid if any place deserved a team it should of been Quebec or Seattle

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    Quote Originally Posted by homie564 View Post
    http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/report-nhl-expansion-to-vegas-a-done-deal/


    Obviously not a confirmed report, but this is bad news imo. Not looking forward to an expansion draft

    How many players would each team be allowed to protect?

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    My god if I lose any of my players because of this bullcrap

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    This is what happens when you hire a money hungry lawyer, whose salary is tied to the leagues revenue, with no interest in the sport.

    I nominate John Collins to take over for Bettman.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aWP7q2kkMQ
    The man who invented the Winter Classic & Stadium Series.
    He also negotiated deals with NBC Sports,Coors, and Canadian Media Rights.
    Demand Change.

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    Years ago (mid 1990's) I had a friend who was a hockey executive. He told me that a new ownership group made a really great presentation to have a NHL Franchise in Vegas. I will not name names since this is all 2nd hand information but I was told the main reason that ownership group was turned down was because the NHL was afraid of some underworld ties. Later I was surprised when that same ownership group actually bought in to the NBA (not in Vegas).

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    Years ago (mid 1990's) I had a friend who was a hockey executive. He told me that a new ownership group made a really great presentation to have a NHL Franchise in Vegas. I will not name names since this is all 2nd hand information but I was told the main reason that ownership group was turned down was because the NHL was afraid of some underworld ties. Later I was surprised when that same ownership group actually bought in to the NBA (not in Vegas).

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    I'm sure organized crime will completly ignore the opportunity to manipulate individuals associated with the organization to profit for themselves. Vegas is run by clean businessmen like Wall Street.
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    "We have been watching and waiting, but I wouldn't say we intend to continue to do that. I think you watch and wait to try and assess a situation and act accordingly. It might involve more waiting. It might involve moving in one direction or another. We've done plenty of watching and waiting. If we can move in a particular direction, we might do that."

    Sandy Alderson: 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYSPORTS98 View Post
    I'm sure organized crime will completly ignore the opportunity to manipulate individuals associated with the organization to profit for themselves. Vegas is run by clean businessmen like Wall Street.
    In the instance I spoke of years ago the issue was more about the prospective owners than the Las Vegas location although the prospective owners at that time did/do own a casino. The NHL was very impressed at that time with the Las Vegas presentation and I think they even played some NHL games there later on.

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    If people think players will suddenly start gambling on NHL games because they're based out of Vegas, you clearly don't understand that gambling is global now. Any NHL player, or NBA,NFL,MLB player for that matter, could gamble from anywhere across the continent at any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halladay View Post
    If people think players will suddenly start gambling on NHL games because they're based out of Vegas, you clearly don't understand that gambling is global now. Any NHL player, or NBA,NFL,MLB player for that matter, could gamble from anywhere across the continent at any time.
    legally?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin13697 View Post
    legally?
    Damn, you just hit a new low

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halladay View Post
    If people think players will suddenly start gambling on NHL games because they're based out of Vegas, you clearly don't understand that gambling is global now. .
    ahhh, I think you're missing the point of what runs Vegas and why a team hasn't ever been placed there.
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    "We have been watching and waiting, but I wouldn't say we intend to continue to do that. I think you watch and wait to try and assess a situation and act accordingly. It might involve more waiting. It might involve moving in one direction or another. We've done plenty of watching and waiting. If we can move in a particular direction, we might do that."

    Sandy Alderson: 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYSPORTS98 View Post
    ahhh, I think you're missing the point of what runs Vegas and why a team hasn't ever been placed there.
    I addressed the point directly

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