Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team


  • Please log in to reply
117 replies to this topic

#101 DickieDunn

DickieDunn

    http://redwingsandotherthings.wordpress.com/

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,466 posts
  • Location:Belding

Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:21 PM

That is very true. But that the Panther's arena is actually in Sunrise, Florida - pretty far from the tourist spots. If a Las Vegas team had an area in walking distance from the strip and your choice for the evening was between Carrot Top, Celine Dion and an NHL game I think they could take advantage of the tourists. Also, the hope would probably be that there would be that people would gamble on the game and then go watch it.

 

Again, I think it's a horrible idea, but (if the rumour is true) that is probably what bettman is thinking.

 

Tourists go to Vegas to see Celine Dion, Carrot Top, Penn and Teller, etc. along with gambling.  They don't go to see a hockey game.  Even if they do come from Detroit, or Toronto, or wherever to see their team play Vegas, they're not going to be buying $150 Las Vegas Regrets jerseys, and $20 hats, or the other merchandise.


Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle... Ogie Ogilthorpe!


#102 kylee

kylee

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,458 posts

Posted 03 September 2014 - 12:15 AM

We need relocation, not expansion.



#103 evilmrt

evilmrt

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,564 posts
  • Location:Winter Freakin Wonderland

Posted 03 September 2014 - 12:46 PM

 

Tourists go to Vegas to see Celine Dion, Carrot Top, Penn and Teller, etc. along with gambling.  They don't go to see a hockey game.  Even if they do come from Detroit, or Toronto, or wherever to see their team play Vegas, they're not going to be buying $150 Las Vegas Regrets jerseys, and $20 hats, or the other merchandise.

 

 

We need relocation, not expansion.

 

This is all true, and we - the fans of the game - know that a team in Vegas will be neglected. It will not have much of a following, and it will be embarrassed by empty seating on a regular basis. Best case, you will see tourists that got free tickets from a casino fill the arena for the 2nd period. 

 

This doesn't matter to Bettman and the BoG. 1.6 BILLION is on the table. They don't care, they only see the $$$$$. 



#104 wings87

wings87

    Wake Up!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,853 posts
  • Location:Texas

Posted 03 September 2014 - 03:05 PM

Having a team in Vegas is great for those days when Bettman wants to get away from the wife. ;) "Honey I need to go check up on Vegas. What's that? Why am I packing so many thongs? Uh... Uh... Cab's here, gotta go"


Edited by wings87, 03 September 2014 - 03:13 PM.

"He usually shows up when the game is over and tries to be the hero. Puts his cape on and goes and flies out there." ~ Franzen 


#105 Dabura

Dabura

    Everydayer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,087 posts
  • Location:In an octopus's garden

Posted 03 September 2014 - 09:35 PM

Greenbacks

Odds

Luck

Adventurers

Reprobates

Hookers

Saints

Angels

Lions

Tigers

Bears

Scorpions

Magicians

Magic

Wizards

Lights

Nights

Knights

Neons

Harlots

Gamblers

Aces

Clubs

Diamonds

Spades

Jacks

Jokers

Cards

Blue Chips

Craps

Dealers

Naturals

Blackjacks

Fortunes

Fates

Risk

Night Owls

Nightcrawlers

Sins

Hustlers

Hangovers


Edited by Dabura, 03 September 2014 - 09:39 PM.

Don't Toews me, bro!


#106 55fan

55fan

    All mine 'til 2-0-1-9

  • HoF Booster
  • 12,907 posts
  • Location:Fargo, ND

Posted 07 September 2014 - 04:18 PM

Having a team in Vegas is great for those days when Bettman wants to get away from the wife. ;) "Honey I need to go check up on Vegas. What's that? Why am I packing so many thongs? Uh... Uh... Cab's here, gotta go"

Do not ever place in my head the image of Bettman in a thong again or I will force you into a Penguins jersey and leave you in Philly.

 

Ew.  Ew ewewewewewewewew.

 

The Las Vegas Thong and Dance?



#107 wings87

wings87

    Wake Up!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,853 posts
  • Location:Texas

Posted 07 September 2014 - 10:52 PM

Do not ever place in my head the image of Bettman in a thong again or I will force you into a Penguins jersey and leave you in Philly.

 

Ew.  Ew ewewewewewewewew.

 

The Las Vegas Thong and Dance?

 

My sincerest apologies. Although as the saying goes "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" so you shouldn't worry about seeing skimpy pics of Bettman- unless his Icloud account gets hacked that is.


"He usually shows up when the game is over and tries to be the hero. Puts his cape on and goes and flies out there." ~ Franzen 


#108 kliq

kliq

    Rookie

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 117 posts

Posted 08 September 2014 - 10:54 AM

From tsn.ca:

 

AN NHL TEAM IN TORONTO COULD BE YOURS FOR - $1.2 BILLION?

 

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=461248



#109 Euro_Twins

Euro_Twins

    Healthy Scratch

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,249 posts
  • Location:Windsor, Ontario

Posted 08 September 2014 - 11:26 AM

From tsn.ca:
 
AN NHL TEAM IN TORONTO COULD BE YOURS FOR - $1.2 BILLION?
 
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=461248


Bettman and the owners are salivating right now

#110 wings87

wings87

    Wake Up!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,853 posts
  • Location:Texas

Posted 08 September 2014 - 01:55 PM

From tsn.ca:

 

AN NHL TEAM IN TORONTO COULD BE YOURS FOR - $1.2 BILLION?

 

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=461248

 

Damn it, I only have 1.1 billion... anyone want to pitch in? 


"He usually shows up when the game is over and tries to be the hero. Puts his cape on and goes and flies out there." ~ Franzen 


#111 evilmrt

evilmrt

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,564 posts
  • Location:Winter Freakin Wonderland

Posted 08 September 2014 - 03:55 PM

From tsn.ca:
 
AN NHL TEAM IN TORONTO COULD BE YOURS FOR - $1.2 BILLION?
 
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=461248


Hahahaha... This has gotten out of control. 1.2 billion?

I don't see anything higher than the 800 million figure quoted in the same article. And that's after opening bids at 500. Yes folks, if you've ever spent a good deal of time in Toronto, you know this is really possible.

#112 number9

number9

    All The Best Players Wear A 9

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,551 posts
  • Location:Buffalo

Posted 08 September 2014 - 10:31 PM

As a Detroit fan, if I had a bajillion dollars (I don't, I'm from Detroit) I would immediately buy a 2nd Toronto franchise just to beat the leafs and win a cup before them and watch all of Ontario implode.



#113 frankgrimes

frankgrimes

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,921 posts

Posted 09 September 2014 - 03:31 AM

From tsn.ca:
 
AN NHL TEAM IN TORONTO COULD BE YOURS FOR - $1.2 BILLION?
 
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=461248


So more than the whole mlse package unreal, Toronto is leafs land every other team that's there would be a second fiddle forever. I think this guy expects someone to go full Ballmer and pay a ridiculous amount of money for a project that won't see a profit in the early years.

kftx.jpg

 

The Offseason of truth ...

Welcome to hockeytown Jonas aka Lundquist 2 Gustavsson!

blank cheque for The Captain or Jim Star Nil please..


#114 sputman

sputman

    4th Line Baggage

  • HoF Booster
  • 3,071 posts
  • Location:Pittsboro, NC

Posted 09 September 2014 - 07:32 AM

 

Damn it, I only have 1.1 billion... anyone want to pitch in? 

 

Just let me check my couch cushions here...

 

Nope, just some old cheetos. Sorry.


Posted Image

#115 ogreslayer

ogreslayer

    1st Line All-Star

  • HoF Booster
  • 1,974 posts
  • Location:Indianapolis

Posted 09 September 2014 - 09:24 AM

Do not ever place in my head the image of Bettman in a thong again or I will force you into a Penguins jersey and leave you in Philly.

 

Ew.  Ew ewewewewewewewew.

 

The Las Vegas Thong and Dance?

 

I believe he takes a suitcase full of these when he goes to Vegas:

 

nolockout_gary_bettman_classic_thong.jpg



#116 wings87

wings87

    Wake Up!

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,853 posts
  • Location:Texas

Posted 09 September 2014 - 11:51 AM

 

I believe he takes a suitcase full of these when he goes to Vegas:

 

nolockout_gary_bettman_classic_thong.jpg

 

I clicked like on your post, but it felt wrong... Very wrong... And now I'm scared...


"He usually shows up when the game is over and tries to be the hero. Puts his cape on and goes and flies out there." ~ Franzen 


#117 toby91_ca

toby91_ca

    Legend

  • Gold Booster
  • 8,476 posts

Posted 09 September 2014 - 01:30 PM

$1.2B wouldn't be fore more than what MLSE sold for.  I believe MLSE sold for $1.4B and that $1.4B was for a 75% stake in MLSE, 25% is still owned by Tannenbaum.



#118 BottleOfSmoke

BottleOfSmoke

    Hall-of-Famer

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,013 posts
  • Location:It's so hot in the P

Posted 09 September 2014 - 03:11 PM

 
I believe he takes a suitcase full of these when he goes to Vegas:
 
nolockout_gary_bettman_classic_thong.jpg


The thought of having Gary Bettman anywhere near my genitals makes me want to become a nun. A vomiting, traumatized nun.

LGWsig_zpsa75c5d1e.jpg

 






Similar Topics Collapse

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users