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John Katsilometes’ column runs daily on Page 3A. Email jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow him at @johnnykats on Twitter and @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram. Listen to the latest episodes of his PodKats! podcast here.

Golden Knights could be a great one, says The Great One

“This city has a great hockey foundation and we’re really excited about hockey coming to Las Vegas,” Wayne Gretzky said. “This is tremendous organization. (Las Vegas Knights General Manager) George McPhee has done a tremendous job putting the team together. They are going to surprise a lot of people this year. As Nashville showed, if you finish in the top eight, anything can happen.”

Chumlee finally opens Candy on the Blvd at Pawn Plaza

The best-selling item at Chumlee’s Candy on the Blvd. is Big League Chew, the soft bubble-gum fashioned after leaf chewing tobacco. The boys needed to restock the shelves within an hour of opening at noon.

NHL keeps it cool, even in the desert heat

The executive producer of the NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft show knows that ice melts in the desert, but the NHL is unafraid of the heat.

Sharks’ bigwig gets ‘Tanked’ on Las Vegas trip

The aquarium being designed by Raymer and King’s crew for the Animal Planet show “Tanked” is to be installed at the Sharks’ home arena, SAP Center, aptly known as The Shark Tank. The episode airs this fall on the Animal Planet series.

For the Warriors, what happens in Oakland, stays in Vegas

Apparently, what happens in Oakland, stays in Vegas. The Golden State Warriors were so ubiquitous this weekend I would not have been surprised to run into Draymond Green at the Midway at Circus Circus.

Drake appearance electrifies EDC

Odd fact about Electric Daisy Carnival: Its 140,000 nightly population would make it the fifth-largest city in Nevada.

Warriors celebrate championship at Jewel, Marquee in Las Vegas

The Kats! Bureau remains Midtown Manhattan, dancing between the raindrops as the city today is under a drizzle. From my writing post I have a view of Marquis Theatre on 46th Street.

Couture confident McGregor will not be KO’d, but will be ‘beat up’

Ex-MMA superstar and rising film thespian Randy Couture had this to say of Conor McGregor’s chances against Floyd Mayweather: “I don’t think he’ll be knocked out, but I do think he’s going to get beat up.”

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