And the winner is …. (drum roll, please).
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Owner Bill Foley wants to come up with the best name possible for his team, which begins play in 2017-18. But he’s not going to be rushed or extorted into purchasing the rights to a name.
It’s come down to two: Scorpions and Outlaws.
Aces (yes, we know, just like Reno’s Triple-A baseball team), is finally gone leaving Scorpions in the finals to be the reader-picked name for Las Vegas’ NHL team.
Just a couple more days and we will have (unofficially) named Las Vegas’ NHL team.
Another day, another name knocked out of the bracket — goodbye, Knights, we hardly knew ye’.
We’re into the final week of our competition to (sort of but not really) name Las Vegas’ incoming NHL team.
Las Vegas NHL owner Bill Foley is finding it increasingly difficult to choose the name he wants for his hockey team.
We’re almost done with our extremely unofficial, ongoing bracket to “name” Las Vegas’ NHL team.
It was a close call between Rat Pack and Atoms, but ultimately on Wednesday Rat Pack took the lead in our competition to “name” Las Vegas’ NHL team. Ol’ Blue Eyes would have been proud.
Murray Craven’s job was to get Bill Foley a short list of general manager candidates. When George McPhee was named the Las Vegas NHL franchise’s first GM, Craven’s job was complete.
Think of George McPhee as an artist who has a blank canvas to paint anything he wants. Or a contractor who has an empty lot and can build any home he desires.
Las Vegas owner Bill Foley found someone to run his NHL expansion team who is just as intense about winning as he is with the hiring of George McPhee as general manager.
We know some of these names are silly — the likelihood of Las Vegas’ NHL team being named the “Dry Heats” is pretty slim — but we have some decent contenders in today’s round.
George McPhee, the former Washington Capitals general manager, will be named the GM for the expansion Las Vegas NHL team at a news conference at 1 p.m. Wednesday at T-Mobile Arena.
It was close, but High Rollers came one step closer over Road Runners to be the fan-favorite “name” of Las Vegas’ NHL team.
Owner Bill Foley interviewed seven candidates for the general manager job last week at his Montana ranch. He hopes to have an announcement in a few days on who will run the Las Vegas NHL team’s hockey operation.
Aces is looking to be a fan favorite for Las Vegas’ NHL team name, but today we’re knocking out either Road Runners or High Rollers and Jokers or Outlaws.
With 16 names left, voting for Las Vegas’ NHL team “name” is going to be a lot faster now.
Here we go! We’re in our last round of the first 16 in the bracket to name Las Vegas’ NHL team.
Former Las Vegas Wranglers assistant coach Rob Pallin will return to Europe next month as the head coach of TWK Innsbruck, which plays in the Austrian pro league, the EBEL.
For the next few days, the future of the Las Vegas NHL expansion team will be decided on a ranch in Montana.
Steven Stamkos’ decision to remain with Tampa Bay potentially opens the door for Victor Hedman, the Lightning’s fine young defenseman from Sweden, to possibly consider coming to Las Vegas in 2017.
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