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Martytoof
Feb 25, 2003


One down, plenty o' dumb
Bergevin cases left to solve.






They did it. They actually went ahead and did it. May god have mercy on our souls.

NHL awards an expansion franchise to to Las Vegas, set to start playing in the 2017-2018 season. This will be the 31st club in the NHL, and the first expansion franchise since good ol' Y2K. We all know the league should have stopped expanding in the 1920s, but here we are..

Discuss all your clever potential names here.

Martytoof fucked around with this message at Jun 22, 2016 around 21:48

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Jovial Cow
Sep 7, 2006

inherently good


So what are the odds they name themselves the Knights and wear T-Mobile purple or magenta or whatever.

Lessail
Apr 1, 2011

Life. Love. Lowry.


Jovial Cow posted:

So what are the odds they name themselves the Knights and wear T-Mobile purple or magenta or whatever.

High for Knights/Black Knights I think, zero for the colors. You can probably guess the colors from the official site

JawKnee
Mar 24, 2007

It's the arrogance of the subtext: The province of human affairs is a field best left to dilettantes' extraordinary gift for the feigning of paralysis. For saying nothing at all. For daydreams of black-tie affairs at Rideau Hall. An acceptance speech. Sustained applause.

black, gold, and obscenely-rich-old-man pink

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010


One of the things I like best about expansion is how it sometimes gives guys a new lease on life. Should be interesting who this applies to in this case.

JawKnee
Mar 24, 2007

It's the arrogance of the subtext: The province of human affairs is a field best left to dilettantes' extraordinary gift for the feigning of paralysis. For saying nothing at all. For daydreams of black-tie affairs at Rideau Hall. An acceptance speech. Sustained applause.

NHL LV Expansion: Vegas is Hokey

Schremp Howard
Jul 18, 2010

What attitude problem?

JawKnee posted:

black, gold, and obscenely-rich-old-man pink

Good, another thing for Bruins fans to get mad about.

all-Rush mixtape
Sep 14, 2011

Because no one man should hold all that power.

With Las Vegas now off the list, the largest US metropolis without a major pro team is my hometown of Austin. BUILD THE DANG SOCCER STADIUM.

Spring Break My Heart
Feb 15, 2012


Have they talked about how the cap situation works for Vegas yet?

St. Dogbert
Mar 17, 2011


In fact, forget the hockey team! And the blackjack!

Ah, screw the whole thing.

Craptacular!
Jul 9, 2001

Fuck the DH


Local news people built up the press conference by saying by Black Knights over and over again and trying to make it seem less awkward. Then Foley got to the podium and deliberately said "[we] have no name yet."

ABC affiliate just now says Foley will submit a list of names to the BoG and they'll select some. He wants to sell jerseys by the start of the coming season.

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


Las Vegas Sonics







Just to gently caress with Seattle hockey fans.

pizza valentine
Sep 19, 2007


Grimey Drawer

Some potential talking points:

- Why Vegas owns.
- Why Vegas is bad.
- How you spent a weekend here poo poo-faced years ago so you definitely know the team will fail and no one will like it.
- How we're going to take bad players and aging vets and make them good and stomp all over your bad teams.
- How Seattle and QC loving suck and don't deserve anything good.

I've been living here since I was 4 and I turn 28 next week. I've literally waited my whole life for a pro sports team to call my own

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004

Hail To The King

let's go craps

JawKnee
Mar 24, 2007

It's the arrogance of the subtext: The province of human affairs is a field best left to dilettantes' extraordinary gift for the feigning of paralysis. For saying nothing at all. For daydreams of black-tie affairs at Rideau Hall. An acceptance speech. Sustained applause.

pizza valentine posted:

- How we're going to take bad players and aging vets and make them good and stomp all over your bad teams.

Lessail
Apr 1, 2011

Life. Love. Lowry.


pizza valentine posted:

I've been living here since I was 4 and I turn 28 next week. I've literally waited my whole life for a pro sports team to call my own

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


Put me down for "an NHL team in Vegas will be a disaster and the team will be rumored bankrupt and/or moving before it's a decade old".

Neodoomium
Jun 20, 2001

You are now hearing this
noise in your head.



Please take Justin Abdelkader or Jonathan Ericsson or Niklas Kronwall or Jimmy Howard

Good Soldier Svejk
Jul 5, 2010

After you lose, we'll drink to your health! Ha, ha, ha!


I didn't see anything in the rules that said you can't bribe/threaten the new GM to prevent him from taking your guys like the last expansions so I'm assuming that's how it will go down for most of the guys who are too painful to part with.
"You can have a 4th or we'll never trade with you again and I'll get all my friends to blackball you"

What I'm saying is enjoy your captain Dustin Brown and the MacDonald - Sbisa pairing

Pornographic Memory
Dec 17, 2008



i mean to be fair it's probably not going to be tough to stomp all over the pacific division

Lessail
Apr 1, 2011

Life. Love. Lowry.


Eric the Mauve posted:

Put me down for "an NHL team in Vegas will be a disaster and the team will be rumored bankrupt and/or moving before it's a decade old".

You'll feel nice and comfortable with basically everyone not living in Vegas

Whale Cancer
Jun 25, 2004



They should sign Stamkos on July 1 and put him up in a suite at the Bellagio for a year.

Jamwad Hilder
Apr 17, 2007

surfin usa

If you would like to, you can play around on General Fanager's expansion tool. Decent way to guess who will be unprotected, what the expansion team might look like, etc. It's set up to automatically protect players who have to be protected because of NMC so you don't even need to worry about that.

http://www.generalfanager.com/teams/expansion

Edit: Las Vegas will be bad, but it looks like they'll be able to ice a roster that's at least sort of competitive, there will likely be some pretty decent players and prospects left unprotected.

For example: one of Vatanen, Fowler, or Lindholm will be unprotected assuming the Ducks can't find a way to jettison Bieksa

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LumpyGumby
Feb 22, 2012

What, Me, Corsi?


It makes me worried that the annual Frozen Fury will probably end. Like congrats to everyone in Vegas, but drat.

Guess we'll have to try and play an exhibition game in a different hockey-less desert. Like Arizona.

JawKnee
Mar 24, 2007

It's the arrogance of the subtext: The province of human affairs is a field best left to dilettantes' extraordinary gift for the feigning of paralysis. For saying nothing at all. For daydreams of black-tie affairs at Rideau Hall. An acceptance speech. Sustained applause.

Jamwad Hilder posted:

If you would like to, you can play around on General Fanager's expansion tool. Decent way to guess who will be unprotected, what the expansion team might look like, etc. It's set up to automatically protect players who have to be protected because of NMC so you don't even need to worry about that.

http://www.generalfanager.com/teams/expansion

Edit: Las Vegas will be bad, but it looks like they'll be able to ice a roster that's at least sort of competitive, there will likely be some pretty decent players and prospects left unprotected.

For example: one of Vatanen, Fowler, or Lindholm will be unprotected assuming the Ducks can't find a way to jettison Bieksa

goodbye afternoon

also this is making me realize I don't know much about most of the players on most teams

Modest Mouse cover band
Jul 6, 2005


Toilet Rascal

pizza valentine posted:

Some potential talking points:

- Why Vegas owns.
- Why Vegas is bad.
- How you spent a weekend here poo poo-faced years ago so you definitely know the team will fail and no one will like it.
- How we're going to take bad players and aging vets and make them good and stomp all over your bad teams.
- How Seattle and QC loving suck and don't deserve anything good.

I've been living here since I was 4 and I turn 28 next week. I've literally waited my whole life for a pro sports team to call my own

I'm 29 and have lived in Reno my entire life, but same feeling. I'm pretty ecstatic Nevada finally has a pro-team. Holy crap.

Time to start watching hockey I guess.

Jamwad Hilder
Apr 17, 2007

surfin usa

JawKnee posted:

goodbye afternoon

also this is making me realize I don't know much about most of the players on most teams

I lied about the Ducks, I forgot you can choose to protect 8 skaters total instead of 7 forwards, 3 defense. However, that means if the Ducks protect all three of Lindholm, Vatanen, and Fowler (plus Bieksa), they can only protect 1 more forward since Perry, Getzlaf, and Kesler all have NMC. So they'd lose a good young player like Silfverberg, Rakell, or Pirri.

There are a few other teams in similar positions due to the NMC they've got like Chicago, Columbus, Minnesota, and Pittsburgh.

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Rotten Cookies
Nov 11, 2008

gosh! i like both the islanders and the rangers!!! :^)


Totally adopting them as my west team

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

Jamwad Hilder posted:

I lied about the Ducks, I forgot you can choose to protect 8 skaters total instead of 7 forwards, 3 defense. However, that means if the Ducks protect all three of Lindholm, Vatanen, and Fowler (plus Bieksa), they can only protect 1 more forward since Perry, Getzlaf, and Kesler all have NMC. So they'd lose a good young player like Silfverberg, Rakell, or Pirri.

There are a few other teams in similar positions due to the NMC they've got like Chicago, Columbus, Minnesota, and Pittsburgh.

I bet we're gonna see some wacky trades as teams try to get around the protection limit.

Justin Godscock
Oct 12, 2004


Going with another desert team instead of a Canadian city for expansion is the biggest Bettman move imaginable.

Though Vegas has a much better ownership and arena situation than Phoenix and I'll watch a game there for sure.

achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

#RXTREVOLUTIONFOREVER6


pizza valentine posted:

Some potential talking points:

- Why Vegas owns.
- Why Vegas is bad.
- How you spent a weekend here poo poo-faced years ago so you definitely know the team will fail and no one will like it.
- How we're going to take bad players and aging vets and make them good and stomp all over your bad teams.
- How Seattle and QC loving suck and don't deserve anything good.

I've been living here since I was 4 and I turn 28 next week. I've literally waited my whole life for a pro sports team to call my own
Vegas was a cool place to finish off my 3 month tour with the Utah Conservation Corps, parents came up to pick me up and take me to Vegas for the week, Monte Carlo was a pretty nice Casino to stay. Ate way too much expensive food, but walking through all the casinos was fun; won jack poo poo because turns out I suck at playing slots. Shame that in 20-30 years Vegas will be an empty husk of a city after they use up all the fresh groundwater/lake mead for lawns and golf courses.

Jamwad Hilder
Apr 17, 2007

surfin usa

Hand Knit posted:

I bet we're gonna see some wacky trades as teams try to get around the protection limit.

Oh, definitely. I could easily imagine the Ducks giving up Bieksa and a first, and retaining some salary, just to get him off their team.

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pizza valentine
Sep 19, 2007


Grimey Drawer

achillesforever6 posted:

Vegas was a cool place to finish off my 3 month tour with the Utah Conservation Corps, parents came up to pick me up and take me to Vegas for the week, Monte Carlo was a pretty nice Casino to stay. Ate way too much expensive food, but walking through all the casinos was fun; won jack poo poo because turns out I suck at playing slots. Shame that in 20-30 years Vegas will be an empty husk of a city after they use up all the fresh groundwater/lake mead for lawns and golf courses.

Yeah the water rights for the Colorado river are totally hosed. I don't know where I'll be in 20-30 years but I know where I'll be opening day 2017 motherfuckers!!

Edit: I'm also glad you had a good time. I like the Monte Carlo a lot, and I'm kind of sad they're remodeling/rebranding it.

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Boomer The Cannon
Oct 27, 2011

Gotta see it live!


Go Las Vegas Grissoms!

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


The Penguins are gonna be fine if they're willing to let Vegas take Hornqvist a year before he goes UFA anyway.

Rotten Cookies
Nov 11, 2008

gosh! i like both the islanders and the rangers!!! :^)


Boomer The Cannon posted:

Go Las Vegas Grissoms!

Hello Grissom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=851nI6fs9bI

Sash!
Mar 16, 2001



Don't like those colors because they are not on a roulette wheel

grack
Jan 10, 2012

COACH TOTORO SAY REFEREE CAN BANISH WHISTLE TO LAND OF WIND AND GHOSTS!


Jamwad Hilder posted:

Oh, definitely. I could easily imagine the Ducks giving up Bieksa and a first, and retaining some salary, just to get him off their team.

To a Florida team, because that's where all old Vancouver defensemen end up.

JawKnee
Mar 24, 2007

It's the arrogance of the subtext: The province of human affairs is a field best left to dilettantes' extraordinary gift for the feigning of paralysis. For saying nothing at all. For daydreams of black-tie affairs at Rideau Hall. An acceptance speech. Sustained applause.

I give up on the generalfanager thing, picking which players I hardly know on each team might be protected is somewhat difficult, but making a team out of the remnants is really hard

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ElwoodCuse
Jan 11, 2004

we're puttin' the band back together

Justin Godscock posted:

Going with another desert team instead of a Canadian city for expansion is the biggest Bettman move imaginable.

Though Vegas has a much better ownership and arena situation than Phoenix and I'll watch a game there for sure.

This was a unanimous vote not "Bettman"

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