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#pounditTuesday, November 30, 2021

NHL to Las Vegas or Kansas City, Yay

Here’s something I just can’t get down with — the NHL expanding. Is it really a flourishing sport? Is it a booming and lucrative business? How can they justify throwing two more teams out there, which would bring the total to 32? Have Columbus, Atlanta, and Nashville not been enough of a sign? Apparently not. The NHL might be taking a team to Vegas, going with the Hollywood angle:

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed that the league has been in discussions with powerful film and TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer about owning a franchise in Las Vegas, Sports Business Daily reported yesterday.

Bruckheimer, an avid hockey fan and producer of the Pirates of the Caribbean series, has put together an investment group to locate a team in Las Vegas, meaning the NHL would be the first pro league to settle in the gambling centre.

Yes, we all know they’re craving attention, and Hollywood and hockey go hand-in-hand. Let me just say this: the fact that we’re considering hockey in the middle of the Las Vegas desert shows how far society has come. Maybe almost too far. And as someone who lives pretty close to Vegas and used to make regular trips out there, I couldn’t think of something I’d less rather do on a gambling vacation — aside from applying Siegfried’s makeup.


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