Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Case for Better Expansion

MLB, NHL and NFL expansion teams fail more often than not and even teams that break even are often mired in the loss column for decades. How a gradual, multi-season approach leading up to the first pitch, puck drop or kick off would ensure the growth of a fan base and the maturation of a team  Written by Kyle Magin When...

Do They Make Maple Syrup Kale Chips?

Hockey excellence has moved south and way, way west. Written by Kyle Magin Forget what you’ve heard about the resurgence of our neighbors to the north under new, progressive Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. On Sunday, as the Calgary Flames were getting wiped across the California ice on a 65 degree day by a team named after a Disney movie, Canada died. To...

Let’s Name the Probable Vegas Hockey Team!

Las Vegas is one of two cities to submit a bid to host a new NHL team beginning next year. Let's find a name for it.  By Kyle Magin Sin City and some arctic outpost were the only two locales to submit bids for NHL expansion teams, we found out yesterday. Las Vegas and Quebec City (both refuting and affirming, respectively, our...

Patrick Kane was asking for it

(Ed’s note: I hate that I have to say this, but this is satire. Please don’t let it distract from the fact that someone reported they were raped and it’s a serious crime with implications that can last for the rest of someone’s life.) By Kyle Magin In early August, star Chicago Blackhawks forward and three-time Stanley Cup Champion Patrick Kane...

31 potentially incredible things about Vegas being the NHL’s 31st franchise

It’s unofficially official—the NHL is coming to (and possibly in every orifice once there) Las Vegas. By Andrew J. Pridgen To celebrate the NHL’s newest sun belt entry, below are 31 reasons the NHL in Vegas is going to replace Rainforest Cafe as the place you drop your family off while you go “check a work call real quick” for three...

How Hockey is Your Potential NHL Expansion City?

Who's it gonna be? Vegas, Quebec City, Seattle or Toronto—the NHL's potential suitors rated. By Kyle Magin By August 10, we’ll know who’s submitting bids to become the NHL’s 31st and 32nd teams now that the hockey league has opened up its formal expansion process. Let’s look at the probable culprits to submit a bid packet and a $1 million application fee...

Proposed names for the new NHL team in Las Vegas

The unveiling of the Las Vegas Black Knights of the National Hockey League is set to take place as early as early June. While we've got no problems with Black Knights as they relate to the Wu-Tang Clan, it's a little tougher prospect to coin a hockey team after something that doesn't really exist in that region—like snow and...