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#2535384 Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Posted by DickieDunn on 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.




#2535289 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by DickieDunn on 31 August 2014 - 09:47 PM


outside the building is the sign..."you'll never find a more retched hive, of scum and villainy"


 
perfect for Vegas


And Sean Avery


#2535255 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by DickieDunn on 31 August 2014 - 11:33 AM

I'd buy that




#2535237 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 August 2014 - 02:49 PM

Tuskan Raiders!  Yes!!!!!


The only problem is that they'd skate single file to hide their numbers, so they'd have horrible spacing.


#2535226 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 August 2014 - 08:03 AM

Damn there goes another guy I would have liked on a cheap contract Sheldon Brookbank signed to a PTO by the Calgary Flames this Calgary team is going to be something else wow http://www.chicagotr...0829-story.html


If by so.ething else you mean one of the worst teams in league history, then yes they are.


#2535225 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 August 2014 - 08:02 AM

Las Vegas Bettmans. Nevada Follies. Las Vegas Mistakes. Las Vegas Regrets Las Vegas Tuskan Raiders


#2535224 Alfie wants to play

Posted by DickieDunn on 30 August 2014 - 07:58 AM

Cleary used to be a very good role player. Now his knees are shot and he can't skate. Unless he found some magic pills that healed them, he shouldn't be anywhere near an NHL ice surface. If they really wanted him back he should have gotten a tryout deal. Now I'd he doesn't make it the Wings are stuck with 2.5 mil in cap hit because you know he'll get his 10 games in.


#2535161 potential team names for las vegas!

Posted by DickieDunn on 29 August 2014 - 11:20 AM

The Nevada Empty Seats The Griswolds Las Vegas WTF Is Hockey


#2535064 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by DickieDunn on 27 August 2014 - 10:06 PM

Holland hasn't stepped down for two simple reasons. He thinks he can still do the job and he's not ready to be the next Jimmy D.


#2534972 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by DickieDunn on 26 August 2014 - 09:11 PM

Taking a team like TB or Dallas and improving it is a lot easier than what Holland is trying to do.  I'm not sure how people trying to compare the three of them can't see that.  Let me know when either of them guide a team to the Cup.  Holland is juggling a time bomb right now, eventually it's going to blow up and the wings are going to crash, but so far he's done a hell of a job keeping the team from falling off into the league basement while overseeing a team that had the core age out, half the payroll cut, then start seeing the new core aging out, and he still has several good to great prospects coming up.  The one concern I have is a lack of top line center potential, unless Larkin turns into one soon.




#2534925 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by DickieDunn on 25 August 2014 - 06:21 PM

Holland could've waited (and waited) to re-sign Q until now. He missed out on the big names and pulled the trigger too quick on Q. I also think it would have cost about $1.5M less if he had waited. Even if Q left, he is easily replaced.
 
I still don't get why Morris hasn't signed anywhere. I must be missing something with him...


Quincey likely would have been signed well before now


#2534892 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 August 2014 - 03:04 PM

You need good scouting and proper development in order to get value from your draft picks, as well as a solid plan (looking at you, Oilers), but a high percentage of the elite players come from the top half of the first round.  Last year's top 8 scorers were first round picks, 3 first overall, a 2nd, a 5th, then 19th, 22nd, and 28th.  Looking at the top 30 scorers, only 6 were taken outside of the first round, and 18 of the 30 were top 10 picks.  Looking at defensemen by TOI/gm, 12 of the top 30 were first rounders, and 7 were taken in the second.  Given that 18 year old defensemen are harder to project, that makes sense, but it still shows that you're far more likely to get a #1 defenseman in the first round than you are in any other round.


I remember when z and d would never turn into Stevie and feds...

 

They didn't.  Yzerman and Fedorov were better players.




#2534887 2014 Offseason League Signings and Trades

Posted by DickieDunn on 24 August 2014 - 01:52 PM

Holland has done that in the past.  Del Zotto would have been a decent choice over Quincey, for example, but for whatever reason he hasn't wanted to in recent years.  Maybe that's more on Babcock though.




#2534512 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 August 2014 - 06:19 PM

There has been one elite level d hit the market recently. He went to the team willing to give his bff a ridiculous contract. Nobody else was close to a #1 d. Most of the 2-4 guys got overpaid by a lot. The Caps gave the Pens' second pair over $10 mil per between them. Unless you think trading several of Jurco, Mantha, Nyquist, Tatar, Mrazek, Sproul, Ouellet and first round picks is a good idea, plus guys like Pull, Sheahan, Marchenko, etc. there is no way to get elite players anymore, unless you have the exact situation that a free agent is looking for. I don't understand why people can't understand that top players are few and far between on the market now.


#2534474 Holland signs 4 year extension with wings **MOD Warning Post 130**

Posted by DickieDunn on 18 August 2014 - 11:26 AM

Short of trading Datsyuk Zetterberg Franzen Kronwall and Ericsson the Wings wouldn't be close to bad enough for a legit chance at the first overall pick