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Las Vegas Close To Naming Their GM

from Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

“We’re hoping to have an announcement in a few days,” Foley said Monday. “We’ve got two primary candidates and we’re trying to get this done. We need to get a scouting staff hired and whoever we hire as our GM will be responsible for putting the (scouting) staff together.”

While Foley would not reveal who the finalists are or who the pool of seven interviewees were, he said they were all solid hockey people who have a wide range of abilities and expertise.

“I can tell you the people we talked to are all well-known in the hockey community and are well-respected,” Foley said. “They’re all very smart and they’ve done different things for different teams. Some are strong on the (salary) cap. Some are strong when it comes to assessing talent. But they all have strong backgrounds.”

Foley said some of the candidates he interviewed currently work for NHL teams and to make their names public could cause potential problems with their current employers.

“We don’t want to cause any distractions,” he said. “We tried to be very careful and do it the right way. We worked with the NHL on how to contact teams for permission and I know we did it the proper way.”

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duhduhduh's avatar

Oh let it be Kenny.

Posted by duhduhduh on 07/11/16 at 04:00 PM ET

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We should get a 1st for him since hes the greatest GM in all pro sports

It’d be a 2 for 1 because Helene St Lames would become the hockey beat writer for the Vegas paper

Posted by bababooey on 07/11/16 at 05:03 PM ET

SYF's avatar

“Our biggest problem is trademarks. Some of the names have trademarks and you have to go to those people and see what they have and we’re working through that.”

Sounds like, “Black Knights,” which is copyrighted by the US Army, is out of the naming sweepstakes.

 

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/11/16 at 09:03 PM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

How bout The Tumbling Dice.

The Gamblers?

Goodfellas?

Posted by duhduhduh on 07/11/16 at 09:09 PM ET

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