Team owner Bill Foley plans a week of meetings at his Montana ranch for his hockey organization to identify candidates for its general manager and work on finalizing a team nickname, logo and colors.
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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.
That wasn’t a difficult round. About an hour after the polls opened, it was clear you wanted Scorpions to face off against Hitmen in round three of our NHL “naming.” Here’s round four!
Jason Zucker signed a two-year, $4 million extension to remain with the Minnesota Wild, the team that selected him in the second round of the 2010 NHL Draft.
Review-Journal Sports Editor Bill Bradley and reporter Steve Carp discuss Las Vegas’ NHL expansion team and answer reader questions.
Okay, so, some of you didn’t like the team name choices on Monday. Well, that’s OK, because we have a new set of team names for you to vote for today.
Bill Foley likes the name “Black Knights” for the NHL’s 31st team, awarded to Las Vegas as an expansion team last week, but the official name is not yet chosen.
The Las Vegas NHL expansion team is finalizing a deal with The Howard Hughes Corp. to lease land on Pavilion Center Drive between Rosemary Park Drive and Summerlin Centre Road and hopes to break ground in September or early October.
Skeptics become believers overnight as official announcement Wednesday causes a surge in deposits for the city’s first major league professional sports franchise.
The announcement that the NHL was coming to Las Vegas, though expected, started a flurry of activity Wednesday.
Bill Foley’s most important decisions will be hiring a president, general manager and coach, but there are other ones that have nothing to do with the play on the ice that will be important to the franchise’s success.
Bill Foley, owner of Las Vegas’ NHL expansion team, is concentrating his efforts on finding a chief operating officer and general manager for his hockey operations staff.
The man who paid an expansion fee of $500 million to deliver Las Vegas its first major league professional sports team isn’t one to sit back and wait for anything.
Bill Torrey, long known as “The Architect” in the NHL, said the person hired to run the Las Vegas franchise will have a big edge over what he had to work with because of today’s rules.
Bill Foley, who spent $500 million for an NHL expansion franchise, will need a couple of minor league affiliates for when his Las Vegas team begins play in the 2017-18 season.
Jason Zucker, Las Vegas’ only NHL player, is thrilled about his hometown getting a team in the league. And he said people in the hockey world will be surprised how savvy Las Vegas fans are.
Deryk Engelland always thought the Las Vegas Wranglers had an edge when it hosted an ECHL game at Orleans Arena. And he thinks the Las Vegas NHL expansion franchise also will enjoy a home-ice advantage.
About 400 boys and girls currently play youth hockey in Southern Nevada. The president of the Nevada Amateur Hockey Association wants to see that number grow to 4,000 by next year.
The opportunity to play meaningful minutes for expansion franchise Las Vegas in a state with no income tax and nice weather year-round might appeal to NHL free agents.
When it comes to hockey history, Las Vegas is somewhat limited. We haven’t had a lot of old-time hockey here, but that will be changing in a most revolutionary way.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has long maintained a city needs strong ownership and a suitable arena to be considered for expansion, and billionaire Bill Foley and T-Mobile Arena fit the bill perfectly.
After decades of trying, Las Vegas skated into the major leagues Wednesday with the NHL’s decision to award billionaire businessman Bill Foley an expansion franchise beginning with the 2017-18 season.
New owner Bill Foley has hockey people to hire. He has to bring sales people on board. He has to finalize plans and begin construction on his team’s practice facility in Downtown Summerlin.
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