Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Expandable NHL -- Las Vegas Archive

Our notes on development from the Southwest desert, as the Las Vegas franchise for the 2017-18 season begins to put together its foundation to launch its travels in the NHL.

Las Vegas
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September 22 -- Vegas Hockey Fan Fest scheduled for October 8 at Toshiba Plaza
September 22 -- Announcement of Las Vegas NHL team name delayed again
September 22 -- Hockey team announces 20-year lease for Summerlin practice facility
September 20 -- Las Vegas NHL expansion franchise sells out season-ticket allotment
September 20 -- Las Vegas franchise ready to pack the house, sell out of season tickets for 2017-18
September 19 -- Las Vegas reaches limit on season tickets
September 19 -- Las Vegas hockey team hits season ticket deposit cap at 16,000
September 19 -- Las Vegas NHL team sells out season ticket deposits a year in advance
September 19 -- Las Vegas hockey team hits season ticket deposit cap at 16,000
September 19 -- Sold Out: Las Vegas NHL expansion franchise reaches season-ticket deposit limit of 16,000
September 19 -- Las Vegas NHL expansion team reaches cap for season tickets
September 19 -- Las Vegas' new NHL team already sold out their season tickets
September 19 -- NHL Las Vegas hockey season tickets sold out
September 19 -- Jackpot: Vegas Expansion Team sells out Season Tickets
September 17 -- Foley turns attention to business side for Las Vegas expansion team staff
September 16 -- Bettman and Fehr on World Cup, Las Vegas, salary cap info and jersey ads
September 15 -- Bill Foley, fans put too much emphasis on NHL team's nickname
September 14 -- Poker Face: Vegas NHL Expansion team has a name, but it's a secret
September 14 -- Construction ready to begin on Las Vegas NHL team practice facility
September 13 -- Las Vegas inches closer to NHL team name
September 13 -- Las Vegas NHL team will be called Silver, Desert or Golden Knights
September 13 -- Las Vegas trademarks three names
September 13 -- With staff in place, McPhee confident he'll bring NHL winner to Las Vegas
September 10 -- Las Vegas NHL team name to have word "Knights" in it
September 9 -- Las Vegas NHL team adds Robert Morris assistant coach as amateur scout
September 9 -- Las Vegas owner confirms team will have "Knights" in name
September 7 -- NHL Las Vegas team hires RaphaĆ«l Pouliot as scout
September 3 -- Bill Foley admits to registering fake names for Las Vegas NHL team
September 3 -- Las Vegas owner registered fake names in 'misdirection ploy'
September 2 -- Las Vegas NHL team hires NHL veteran Kelly Kisio as pro scout

August 31 -- Las Vegas NHL team adds  former minor-leaguer Kent Hawley as amateur scout
August 23 -- Las Vegas NHL franchise hires Vaughn Karpan as director of player personnel
August 18 -- Bill Foley learning valuable lesson in selecting team name
August 18 -- Murray Craven gets title with Las Vegas NHL team
August 17 -- Las Vegas NHL team hires scout
August 17 -- George McPhee returns from Europe armed with knowledge of young hockey players
August 12 -- Vegas NHL team goes back to drawing board in search of nickname
August 12 -- Bill Foley says 'Nighthawks' still in play for Las Vegas NHL nickname
August 12 -- Las Vegas NHL team registers 3 choices for potential team name
August 11 -- Report: Red Hawks, Desert Hawks and Nighthawks in play for name of Vegas NHL team
August 10 -- Las Vegas NHL team hires David Prior as goalie coach
August 8 -- Las Vegas NHL team hires Misha Donskov as director of hockey operations
August 7 -- Las Vegas NHL team general manager scouting for players at European hockey tournament
August 6 -- Bill Foley again asks for fans' patience on NHL team name
August 4 -- NHL Las Vegas team hires director of player personnel
August 4 -- Las Vegas dips into Washington franchise for its director of player development
August 3 -- We're still trying to figure out the Las Vegas hockey fan
August 3 -- Las Vegas' NHL team making slow but steady progress on finding a name
August 2 -- Kelly McCrimmon takes 'dream job' with Las Vegas NHL team
August 2 -- Kelly McCrimmon joins Las Vegas' NHL team as assistant general manager
August 2 -- T-Mobile Arena's public preview of hockey setup awes fans
August 1 -- Kelly McCrimmon leaving juniors for Las Vegas NHL
August 1 -- Las Vegas hockey fans get to see NHL team's home (video)

July 31 -- Las Vegas NHL team to get WHL coach as Assistant GM
July 24 -- Former NHL Player Murray Craven back in the game with Bill Foley
July 23 -- This is the name you decided on for Las Vegas' NHL team
July 22 -- Las Vegas NHL expansion team still searching for name
July 15 -- Bill Foley's frustration grows over lack of name for Las Vegas NHL team
July 14 -- New GM expounds on philosophy behind building Vegas' franchise
July 13 -- Murray Craven helped deliver new GM George McPhee to Bill Foley
July 13 -- Las Vegas NHL team introduces George McPhee as GM (video)
July 13 -- Las Vegas NHL expansion team reportedly hires McPhee as GM
July 13 -- In mirror image, Las Vegas owner Bill foley hires no-nonsense GM
July 13 -- Las Vegas NHL team picks George McPhee as general manager
July 13 -- Las Vegas NHL expansion franchise hires George McPhee as GM
July 13 -- Foley tabs former Capitals leader to be Vegas team's first GM
July 11 -- Las Vegas NHL team closes in on general manager hire
July 6 -- Dropping the puck in Sin City
July 2 -- Las Vegas NHL expansion team holds staff meeting - in Montana
July 1 -- If hockey stars align, Victor Hedman makes sense on Las Vegas blue line
July 1 -- Veteran NHL executive on L.V.: 'They have to decide what type of identity they want'

June 30 -- New Las Vegas club had edge over NHL's 2000 expansion teams
June 30 -- NHL may face uphill climb in Las Vegas, but let's hope it can stick
June 29 -- The NHL is coming to Las Vegas because America is now a casino nation
June 28 -- Bill Foley planning ahead with local NHL team's opening-season roster
June 25 -- NHL betting at T-Mobile is possible (there's an app for it); no shakin' in Elvis' old theatre
June 25 -- Bill Foley nears deal to build hockey practice facility next to downtown Summerlin
June 25 -- Toronto sports official on NHL in Las Vegas: "It's a bad idea"
June 24 -- Season ticket sales for Las Vegas NHL team exceed 15,000
June 24 -- NHL's expansion decision gets varied reaction in media
June 24 -- 10 subtle decisions Bill Foley must make for his Las Vegas NHL team
June 24 -- Bill Foley's focus is to get Las Vegas hockey operations running 
June 24 -- Bill Foley expects NHL franchise to give Las Vegas a new identity
June 23 -- What type of owner will Bill Foley be? Think late Ed Snider or Mark Cuban
June 23 -- Picking team name, logo tops list of what's next for Las Vegas' NHL franchise
June 23 -- NHL insiders say Las Vegas could field competitive team soon
June 23 -- Bill Foley considers options for minor league affiliates for his NHL team
June 23 -- Las Vegas NHL chief Bill Foley: 'This is not going to be a 10-year program'
June 23 -- T-Mobile Arena played major role in enticing NHL to Las Vegas
June 23 -- NHL player Jason Zucker can't wait for puck to drop in Las Vegas
June 23 -- Ex-Wrangler Deryk Engelland says Las Vegas' distractions will benefit home team
June 23 -- Youth hockey could flourish with NHL in Las Vegas
June 23 -- Las Vegas could be attractive destination for NHL free agents

And the NHL will expand to ... Las Vegas, Nevada

June 22 -- Las Vegas hockey history now includes an NHL team
June 23 -- T-Mobile Arena designed for hockey
June 22 -- Place your bets: Books already taking action on new NHL team
June 22 -- Las Vegas awarded NHL expansion team
June 22 -- Las Vegas NHL franchise now faces many tough hockey decisions
June 22 -- Gary Bettman, Bill Foley confirm Las Vegas expansion franchise
June 22 -- Even before talk of pro pucks, Las Vegas has been a major league city
June 22 -- FAQ about Las Vegas expansion team
June 22 -- Las Vegas hockey fans cheer long-awaited arrival of NHL team
June 22 -- NHL rolls dice on expansion team in Las Vegas
June 22 -- Season-ticket holders for Las Vegas NHL franchise will be able to select seats soon
June 22 -- Bill Foley's commitment to Army will show how he runs NHL team
June 22 -- Sports books don't expect betting ban on NHL's Las Vegas team
June 22 -- Hockey fans ponder what's in a name?
June 22 -- Five potential coaches for the new Las Vegas NHL franchise
June 22 -- Maloofs stay in background as  minority owners of Las Vegas NHL team
June 22 -- Bill Foley smitten with 'Black Knights' as Las Vegas nickname
June 22 -- NHL Board of Governors votes to expand to Las Vegas
June 22 -- Cost of NHL expansion goes from $2 million to $500 million
June 22 -- Here's a timeline for Las Vegas' pursuit of an NHL expansion franchise
June 22 -- Las Vegas NHL team owner Bill Foley opens up in a wide-ranging sitdown
June 22 -- NHL is welcomed to Las Vegas
June 22 -- NHL expansion press conference in Las Vegas
June 22 -- NHL expected to officially announce Las Vegas expansion franchise today
June 21 -- Kings' Drew Doughty looking forward to Las Vegas rivalry
June 21 -- Vegas NHL team will need to get creative, play good hockey to keep fans
June 21 -- Foley, Las Vegas fans await NHL's vote to grant expansion franchise
June 20 -- Bill Foley to stay low key as wait for Las Vegas NHL team is almost over
June 20 -- Oscar Goodman started Las Vegas' NHL relationship
June 16 -- With Las Vegas decsion, the NHL gets lost in the desert
June 15 -- Why the NHL is hot on Vegas
June 15 -- NHL's imminent Las Vegas expansion a ridiculous decision
June 15 -- NHL hasn't pursued betting ban for local expansion team
June 14 -- NHL finally ready to gamble on Las Vegas
June 14 -- NHL settles on Las Vegas for Expansion: source

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