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  • TK27
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    Originally posted by Kaszycki's Krew View Post
    This may be the best arena we have ever been to. The locals have *embraced* this team and it is a home run for the NHL.
    we had other commitments on Saturday so we could not arrange to be there for the Isles game.


    Some massive home court advantages for Vegas:

    * First pro sports team in the market
    * Weather year round = can create a game day experience outside the arena that is just awesome
    * If the team sucks - the visting team fans can lap up the excess tix
    * Brand new building that seems very inviting - I sat in Section 18 - but my incomplete eval is that the seats up top seemed closer to ice than say Chicago or LA buildings which are HUGE

    If Malkin and Ledecky are building a building like this - that could be a great thing for us.

    A beer was 16 bucks.

    the food choices inside and outside the building is not rivaled

    There was a pep rally in front with great looking cheer squad and a DJ (Vegas!) and it whipped up the crowd. Inside - they have a ton of cheerleaders and rally squads and that marching band. The pre-game entertainment is pure Vegas. It would be so attractive to casual fans - without pissing off all but the holier - than - thou Original Six fan

    Sight lines were terrific

    Music was 3x as loud as most buildings ( could be a negative)

    Announcer was annoying with regard to announcing goals super loud and the "NE ENERGY POWER PLAY" during play which I could tell - distracted the Caps.

    They have a DJ in the "Tower" who runs the show and all that.

    The game is the game. Once the puck drops - it's up to the players to play well.

    we thought it was one of the best games I have been to in a while - and I get to go to a lot of good games.

    we heard that the Caps suffered from Vegas flu. The fans were real nice - we sat with Vegas season ticket holders. One works for the gaming industry and said the Caps lit it up the night before - says that some of the teams just let them go - figuring that it's just one game - but some teams stay in Henderson or some other place to avoid the Strip.

    we were helping another fan plan her trip to see a few NHL games - she is new to Hockey but said she has attended every game the past two years and we invited her to the Coliseum next year with her husband as- they asked " What are the old historic buildings" to see before they go. we told them - that functionally there are none left besides Nassau. Isn't like Anaheim or Colorado the oldest building now?

    They had about 10 % of the crowd as Caps fans - partly because it's hard to get tix - but a lot traveled to see Ovi get 700

    Our recommendation - get to a game in Vegas if you can. Great experience.
    Great report. I enjoyed reading it. Funny you mentioned the PA guy. Last game I noticed he talked for a full 20 seconds in to the PP just to tell the fans the Knights were on a PP. The NHL should put a stop to that.

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  • Kaszycki's Krew
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    This may be the best arena we have ever been to. The locals have *embraced* this team and it is a home run for the NHL.
    we had other commitments on Saturday so we could not arrange to be there for the Isles game.


    Some massive home court advantages for Vegas:

    * First pro sports team in the market
    * Weather year round = can create a game day experience outside the arena that is just awesome
    * If the team sucks - the visting team fans can lap up the excess tix
    * Brand new building that seems very inviting - I sat in Section 18 - but my incomplete eval is that the seats up top seemed closer to ice than say Chicago or LA buildings which are HUGE

    If Malkin and Ledecky are building a building like this - that could be a great thing for us.

    A beer was 16 bucks.

    the food choices inside and outside the building is not rivaled

    There was a pep rally in front with great looking cheer squad and a DJ (Vegas!) and it whipped up the crowd. Inside - they have a ton of cheerleaders and rally squads and that marching band. The pre-game entertainment is pure Vegas. It would be so attractive to casual fans - without pissing off all but the holier - than - thou Original Six fan

    Sight lines were terrific

    Music was 3x as loud as most buildings ( could be a negative)

    Announcer was annoying with regard to announcing goals super loud and the "NE ENERGY POWER PLAY" during play which I could tell - distracted the Caps.

    They have a DJ in the "Tower" who runs the show and all that.

    The game is the game. Once the puck drops - it's up to the players to play well.

    we thought it was one of the best games I have been to in a while - and I get to go to a lot of good games.

    we heard that the Caps suffered from Vegas flu. The fans were real nice - we sat with Vegas season ticket holders. One works for the gaming industry and said the Caps lit it up the night before - says that some of the teams just let them go - figuring that it's just one game - but some teams stay in Henderson or some other place to avoid the Strip.

    we were helping another fan plan her trip to see a few NHL games - she is new to Hockey but said she has attended every game the past two years and we invited her to the Coliseum next year with her husband as- they asked " What are the old historic buildings" to see before they go. we told them - that functionally there are none left besides Nassau. Isn't like Anaheim or Colorado the oldest building now?

    They had about 10 % of the crowd as Caps fans - partly because it's hard to get tix - but a lot traveled to see Ovi get 700

    Our recommendation - get to a game in Vegas if you can. Great experience.

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  • Kaszycki's Krew
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    Want to know the latest on what’s going on with the Golden Knights’ new AHL franchise? Here’s some answers to key questions.

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  • gazaroog
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    Originally posted by TonyD View Post

    What happened over there in Vegas? It has the entire NHL upside down, everyone talking about it and not agreeing with it.
    I would guess based on the pattern that it is one of 2 things: 1) He berated his players to unacceptable levels and a whistleblower came out or 2) He has some type of addiction issue.

    But this is bizarre! Totally agree TD

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  • TonyD
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    Originally posted by mw147 View Post
    What happened over there in Vegas? It has the entire NHL upside down, everyone talking about it and not agreeing with it.

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  • gazaroog
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    Originally posted by mw147 View Post
    What on Earth is going on this year with coaches???

    Gallant was a tremendous coach for them. I wonder what issues he got into.

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  • mw147
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    WOW! Did not see this coming!!

    https://twitter.com/GoldenKnights/st...70677739102208

    NEWS The Golden Knights have made the following coaching changes:
    Gerard Gallant & Mike Kelly have been relieved of their coaching duties
    Peter DeBoer has been named head coach

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  • mw147
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    Originally posted by Kaszycki's Krew View Post
    Karlsson - 8 years - AAV is slightly less than $ 6 MM per is DONE - source - Pierre LeBrun - Twitter
    Good deal for Vegas.

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  • Kaszycki's Krew
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    That's William Karlsson of course !

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  • Kaszycki's Krew
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    Karlsson - 8 years - AAV is slightly less than $ 6 MM per is DONE - source - Pierre LeBrun - Twitter

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  • Kaszycki's Krew
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    Golden Knights defenseman Colin Miller, who struggled through injuries and multiple stints in coach Gerard Gallant’s doghouse this past season, is on the trading block, according to multiple reports.

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  • Tjay
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    Originally posted by TK27 View Post
    Am I the only one here who is enjoying seeing this team struggle?
    I'm only interested in watching one team struggle this year.

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  • Bossy573
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    Originally posted by TK27 View Post
    Am I the only one here who is enjoying seeing this team struggle?
    It doesn't hurt.......

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  • TonyD
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    Originally posted by TK27 View Post
    Am I the only one here who is enjoying seeing this team struggle?
    Enjoying it? I don't think I could care about strongly about Vegas. It was an interesting year for them last year and a nice story at that BUT just about everyone knew that it was all hype that propelled them and a repeat was going to be a tough task, so I am not surprised.

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  • mw147
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    Originally posted by TK27 View Post
    Am I the only one here who is enjoying seeing this team struggle?
    I can't say I am enjoying it, but I get why you are. There is some justice here.

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