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Las Vegas Gaining Momentum

from the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

The Kings’ annual “Frozen Fury” NHL preseason game at the MGM Grand Garden has given their fans the best of both worlds: a season preview and a Las Vegas weekend getaway.

Several thousand make the trip from Southern California every year, as is the case for tonight’s 10th anniversary game. The Kings will take on the Colorado Avalanche at 7.

But with the NHL starting to take a more serious look at Las Vegas as a site for a franchise, the Kings could find themselves pushed out of the market where they helped generate interest in hockey.

“On one hand, experiment well done,” said Tim Leiweke, the Kings’ chief executive officer and team governor. “On the other hand, because of the success we’ve had in Las Vegas, we’re likely not going to be here much longer. We could find ourselves being the visiting team instead of the home team.”

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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