Originally Posted by JHikka
Las Vegas expansion received unanimous support from the Exec. Committee. Team is slated for play 2017-2018 pending a vote by the BoG next week. Highly unlikely BoG votes it down after exec. committee voted in favour.
Las Vegas Knights?
From all accounts, it appears to be Las Vegas Black
Knights - which really sounds like a mouthful to me. "Knights" alone would be better.
Don't know about anyone else, but if I'm going to Vegas - the last thing I want to do is watch a hockey game... especially since most games are at night when the city is most lively. The same holds true for an NBA franchise.
I think the only franchise that would work is the NFL. An NFL fan could go to Vegas and take in a game because they're usually played on Sunday afternoons - plus with only 16 regular season games, each game is more meaningful and rare and is an event unto itself. Missing one hockey/basketball/baseball game in a season of 80+ games really isn't a big deal.
In the long run, I don't see a lot of support for a team in Vegas.