In anticipation of being granted an NHL franchise to begin play in 2017-18, prospective owner Bill Foley already has a list of names he wants to pursue to be his team’s president and general manager.
Mum is still the word as the NHL’s executive committee’s decisions Tuesday regarding expansion for Las Vegas and Quebec City remain under wraps pending the Board of Governors meeting June 22 at Encore.
The NHL’s nine-member executive committee met for about four hours Tuesday in New York, but would not reveal its decisions on expansion and what recommendations it would make when the 30 owners meet June 22 in Las Vegas.
The NHL’s nine-member executive committee meets Tuesday in New York and is expected to make a recommendation to the Board of Governors on expansion. Las Vegas and Quebec City are looking to join the NHL.
The NHL’s nine-member executive committee meets this week and is expected to recommend that Las Vegas join the league for the 2017-18 season while deferring Quebec City until 2018-19.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league has not reached a decision yet as to whether to award Bill Foley a franchise for Las Vegas. The final decision will be made at the league’s Board of Governors meeting June 22 in Las Vegas.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will give an update on where the expansion process is when he meets with the media prior to Monday’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals in Pittsburgh.
For years, for decades, forever, those issues that prevented serious thought about Las Vegas ever featuring a major league professional sports franchise almost immediately ended any such movement.
All signs point to a smooth and clear conclusion to the Las Vegas expansion process for billionaire Bill Foley. He just can’t say it. He can’t offer much of anything definitive. But he can plan and dream.
A major hurdle was cleared in businessman Bill Foley’s attempt to bring an NHL franchise to Las Vegas when the league and its players association reached terms on the rules to conduct an expansion draft.