NHL Expands: Las Vegas In, Quebec City Out

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The NHL announced their decision today on expansion. Las Vegas is in and Quebec City is out, for at least now. The city of Las Vegas and the state of Nevada will have their first professional sports franchise. The puck will drop at T-Mobile Arena in October 2017. For Quebec City today is a tough day. But all […] READ MORE


Oakland Raiders Las Vegas Move Muddled by NHL

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The already-precarious situation of an Oakland Raiders Las Vegas move has become more entangled. Oakland Raiders Las Vegas Move Muddled by NHL When the National Hockey League announced where it was expanding, questions about how that would affect the Raiders became legitimate. These include: Can Las Vegas sustainably support two professional sports franchises? Was the […] READ MORE


NHL Expansion: Tax Law was the Deciding Factor

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There were several bids for NHL expansion, but ultimately Las Vegas has won out. Among many things, the difference in tax laws between Nevada and Quebec may have tipped the scales in favor of Sin City. NHL Expansion: Tax Law was the Deciding Factor Nevada has no state income tax, making Las Vegas attractive for […] READ MORE


Report: NHL Chooses Las Vegas For NHL Expansion

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An anonymous AP source with direct knowledge of the situation has reported that the NHL has decided to expand to Las Vegas allegedly for the 2017-18 season. Meanwhile the bid from Quebec City is out of the running. The NHL expands to another western market in the United States and denies another team to Canada, […] READ MORE


Las Vegas and Quebec City Anxiously Await NHL Expansion Decision

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The news came down this week regarding how the NHL will proceed regarding expansion when it comes to Las Vegas. While the white smoke has yet to be released, all signs point to hockey coming to southern Nevada. While early reports have been good for another team in the American Southwest, for Quebec City, the […] READ MORE


Can the Carolina Hurricanes Kill Expansion for Quebec City

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Major news came down this week in regards to Peter Karmanos, the owner of the Carolina Hurricanes. It’s not good. Karmanos’ three adult sons are suing him for defaulting on monies borrowed from their trust. This story feels like it’s taken from a script of a soap opera. The big question now is can the […] READ MORE




OTPP: Stars Rolling, Melnyk Ranting, and NHL Expansion

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Powerplay with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. After a couple of weeks off, Dave and Ben are back […] READ MORE