From what I gathered - the NHL is allowing the Lost Wages group to 'investigate' the interest by conducting a 'study' with a so called season ticket drive.
Now - is it me, or is this like allowing students to take their final exam home with them, and have the night to finish it before it's handed in the next day...Anyone else think that the numbers will be inflated - just a bit?
Didn't Winnipeg have to jump through hoops to get their team back? I recall the had to sell x amount of season tickets in advance for x amount of years to prove it would be a viable destination. Why not do that with Vegas, that way they can see before doing something dumb that it's something dumb, oh wait it's bettman we're talking about, he only sees the franchise fee $$$$
I honestly don't recall the specifics regarding Winnipeg...However - I do recall they were 'under the radar' about the purchse of the Atlanta franchise, and didn't want to make it front page news which was what Jim Balsillie did with his ticket drive in Hamilton...Look where that got him.