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If Las Vegas lands an NHL team, it may omit ‘Las Vegas’ from its name

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Alan Snel, if the group pushing for an expansion team in "Sin City" has its way, "Las Vegas" may not appear in the team's name, in no small part to distance the teams identity from Vegas' sports gambling industry: :

Las Vegas or Nevada?

Bill Foley, the Florida billionaire pushing for an NHL team at the new arena being built on the Strip, said Tuesday he prefers Nevada over Las Vegas in the team’s official name.

But Foley, partnering with the Maloof brothers of Las Vegas on the NHL team deal, said that before he commits to the geography of his franchise’s official name, he wants to consult with his public relations and social media agencies, R&R Partners of Las Vegas and Digital Royalty in downtown Las Vegas.

Nevada “has a good catch to it. It’s more inclusive,” Foley said.

“I’ll follow up on that. It has a lot of merit. I prefer it. We want to include everyone,” Foley said. “All we need now is to sell the tickets and get the team

Continued, and remember, it's Nev-AD-a, not Ne-VAH-da...

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redxblack's avatar

Nevada Coyotes

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/03/15 at 10:56 PM ET

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I assumed it would be the Nevada Gimmicks

Posted by SlimChance on 02/03/15 at 11:06 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Did he get northern Nevada’s opinion on that?

It’s Las Vegas (whatever).  “Las Vegas” is a high-profile name and a high-profile city.  No city in the world like Las Vegas.  Using any other name just defeats your season ticket drive.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 02/03/15 at 11:16 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

What, no little green men with green cards working in the Nellis ranges? wink

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/03/15 at 11:18 PM ET

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What, no little green men with green cards working in the Nellis ranges?

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/03/15 at 10:18 PM ET

Most likely the nickle slot machine players with the yard-long drinks topped with umbrellas and pineapples.  wink

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 02/03/15 at 11:39 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

Nobody appreciates a good Area 51 joke these days. We just drone on raspberry

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/03/15 at 11:44 PM ET

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Nobody appreciates a good Area 51 joke these days. We just drone on raspberry

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/03/15 at 10:44 PM ET

Probably because we’ve heard it all.  And it doesn’t alienate anyone.  tongue wink

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 02/03/15 at 11:49 PM ET

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I like the idea of going with the Vegas Chumlees, just to be weird, but the “as-yet uncertain effects of long-term nuclear fallout” is catchy, too. Or the BLM, given that most Nevadans deal with the BLM more than they do anyone in Clark County.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/03/15 at 11:53 PM ET

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