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#161 number9

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 08:07 PM

 

If they want more money out of Quebec or Seattle they'll just use Vegas as another option which is basically the NHL trying to increase their leverage.

 

So by your logic, sell a team in a crappy market will make teams in a good market want to buy? Sorry still makes no sense.

 

EDIT: Oh did the Vegas expansion fail? I'm sure we won't fail. (Any businessman willl know)


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 10:28 PM

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 $$$$

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 02:13 PM

http://www.si.com/nh...o-vote-december

 

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Posted 08 December 2014 - 07:09 PM

http://www.thescore....nhl/news/652866

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Posted 09 December 2014 - 12:45 PM

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.



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 03:56 PM

A team in Las Vegas would quickly turn into another Arizona Coyotes situation.  Their ECHL team, the Wranglers, even voluntarily suspended operations for this season because they were essentially kicked out of their arena (not necessarily for attendance issues, but still).  I would much rather see Seattle or Quebec City get a team if the league insists on another expansion.



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 04:22 PM

its more than time for someone to step up and can that damn idiot and his stupid failed expansion ideas. A team in LV has to be the dumbest idea ever especially when Seattle and Quebec City are waiting for teams.

 

LV will make the Phoenix Coyotes look like a huge hockeytown.


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Posted 09 December 2014 - 05:10 PM

The issue I have with expansion to QC is the possibility that either Detroit or Columbus is going to be moved back out West. If expansion does go down, I'd much rather LV, Kansas City or Seattle be given teams, with Florida relocating to QC.



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 06:38 PM

Whoever plays for that LV team better be disciplined. A lot of players have issues with night life now, imagine playing in Vegas....



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Posted 09 December 2014 - 08:17 PM

Also remember the NFL is exploring the idea of putting a football team out there now as well.

Maybe that's why the nhl is trying so hard. To be the first major sport there?

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 10:19 PM

@Sportsnet: Wayne Gretzky is an "unofficial" advisor to the NHL's venture in Las Vegas. #wink #nudge http://t.co/3dGhu7Tq02 http://t.co/JPFCdd8WkA

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 02:46 PM

Another warm weather city with no interest in hockey expansion bid before Quebec City or Hamilton.

 

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:35 AM

Oh, darn!  After selling 5,000 tickets in 2 days, they've sold less than 2,000 in 13 days.  What's the over/under on how many tickets the NHL purchases?  No word on how long they have to reach 10,000 to cement the expansion. Link.


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 05:51 PM

Oh, darn!  After selling 5,000 tickets in 2 days, they've sold less than 2,000 in 13 days.  What's the over/under on how many tickets the NHL purchases?  No word on how long they have to reach 10,000 to cement the expansion. Link.

 

Winnipeg needed 13 minutes lol


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 05:56 PM

Oh, darn!  After selling 5,000 tickets in 2 days, they've sold less than 2,000 in 13 days.  What's the over/under on how many tickets the NHL purchases?  No word on how long they have to reach 10,000 to cement the expansion. Link.


If it takes two years then that's what the time frame is. Whatever it takes to get hockey in another non hockey market

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 06:10 PM

If it takes two years then that's what the time frame is. Whatever it takes to get hockey in another non hockey market

 

Don't the owner have some sort of veto ?


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 06:13 PM

 
Don't the owner have some sort of veto ?


Why would they veto? They're going to get a good expansion fee from a team that will probably be able to break even with casinos and what not
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Posted 24 February 2015 - 06:18 PM

Why would they veto? They're going to get a good expansion fee from a team that will probably be able to break even with casinos and what not

 

break even ? With no fanbase we've seen this story before. Most people in LV are working at noon/night so how would they schedule the games 2 pm ?


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 06:42 PM

Well 7000 season tickets is nothing to sneeze at plus people who have time their team in town at the same team and casino and corporate dollars will also help.
Edit I assumed perhaps incorrectly these are full season tickets

Edited by cnot19, 24 February 2015 - 06:43 PM.

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 08:10 PM

To paraphrase the immortal Bob McCown, a former resident of Las Vegas: At any given time, approximately one-third of Las Vegas' population is sleeping and the other two-thirds are working.

Q: When was the last time the head and second-in-command of a major professional sport made an appearance for the kick-off of a season ticket drive?

A: Never.

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