NHL commissioner Gary Bettman remained tightlipped on the probability of expansion at this week’s general manager meetings.
NHL general managers met with league officials in Boca Raton, Florida, and were presented a plan that would call for a team to lose no more than one player if the NHL expands by one or no more than two players if the league expands by two.
Las Vegas still hasn’t received official word on if an expansion NHL team is coming to town. But when the general managers meet this week in Boca Raton, Fla., expansion draft rules are expected to be a topic of discussion, per the Toronto Sun.
The Panthers have been one of hockey’s feel-good stories this season. After missing the postseason 13 of the last 14 years, they lead the Atlantic Division and barring a monumental collapse, appear headed for the playoffs come April.
Bill Foley was sitting on a couch at his Las Vegas office across the street from TPC Summerlin and wondered, “Where did the time go?”
The man who is attempting to bring major league professional sports to Las Vegas has no problem sharing the city with the NFL.
The National Hockey League’s executive committee is expected to meet Wednesday in New York for a special session to discuss the bids by Las Vegas and Quebec City to join the NHL for the 2017-18 season.
Bill Foley is not normally a patient guy. “But in this case, I have to stay patient,” he said. That has been Foley’s mantra since July 20, when the billionaire businessman filed his formal application for an NHL expansion team.
The NHL is still deliberating whether or not it wants to expand beyond its current 30-team league. For Bill Foley, the man who wants to bring Las Vegas its first professional major league sports franchise, it means remaining patient and respecting the process.
Bill Foley knows he’s playing a waiting game with the NHL in his attempt to bring an expansion franchise to Las Vegas. But with the news coming out of Seattle about two possible arena proposals, it’s possible that Foley may have to wait a little longer.