It was in June 15, 2016, Wednesday afternoon during the 2016 World Series of Poker (WSOP) that Daniel Negreanu had won the third cash of his summer. However, it was another non-poker-related news that day had really made Negreanu extremely ecstatic.
According to the Associated Press, Las Vegas is officially acquiring a National Hockey League (NHL) expansion franchise, given that prospective owne[...] Read more » Negreanu Ecstatic Now That Las Vegas NHL Team Is Official
Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 51 (M)
I can only imagine how excited Daniel Negreanu is because he has been pushing for this for a while now. Ice Hockey is not a sport i follow, but it does have a big following, so this venture should be successful
Well, they needed a franchise (any kinda sport franchise, really) long time ago since the ways and means plus the market was given ever since the mafia stopped running casinos there. BUT...Baseball, basketball, football would have made more sense tbqh except none of those league's looking for expanding anytime soon.
Joined: Aug '10
Age: 48 (M)
Verry interesting in a hot summer in Vegas, that they have now a own icehockey Team But for all NHL pro´s that was a nice news, because they can play something after the game. Perhaps we can read this news in the future: Stanley Cup winner rocks the Jackpot in Vegas
The arena has a roof, so there's that - summer won't have effect on the team, especially because the NHL season is off until fall. But how they will keep the players out of the casinos 24/7 is a true mistery 4 me as well...
One more hockey club in a desert, I wonder if it'll have success...
... and people in Quebec city are crying because they have a brand new arena and no team to go with it. I feel like Quebec will be the next city to get a team, possibly when some shitty franchise with no fans decides to sell
But I guess the NHL thinks Las Vegas will be a good market because of all the tourists. We'll see.