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George McPhee Named First General Manager Of The Las Vegas NHL Franchise


George McPhee was named the first general manager of the Las Vegas NHL expansion franchise on Wednesday.

McPhee, 58, who was serving as special adviser to New York Islanders GM Garth Snow, will begin his new job immediately. The Las Vegas team will begin play in 2017-18.

McPhee was GM of the Washington Capitals from 1997-2014. Washington advanced to the Stanley Cup Final in his first season but lost to the Detroit Red Wings in four games. During his tenure, the Capitals won seven Southeast Division titles, had eight seasons of 40-plus wins, and won the Presidents' Trophy in 2009-10, when they set their record for most points in a season (121).

Prior to joining the Capitals, McPhee was vice president and director of hockey operations for the Vancouver Canucks from 1992-97. The Canucks won the Smythe Division in 1992-93 and made it to the Stanley Cup Final in 1994 (a seven-game loss to the New York Rangers).


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SYF's avatar

Totally not impressed.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/13/16 at 04:13 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

So, the chips are all in with this one.

This does not seem like a sure bet.

It seems the cards are stacked against this team already.


Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 07/13/16 at 05:20 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Hoping it doesn’t come up snake eyes rolling the dice with this hire.

I’d wager they’ll hedge their bets if he craps out.

Unless, of course, he slots in the right places and he comes up Megabucks.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/13/16 at 05:55 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

Any names yet? How aboot the Las Vegas Craps? wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 06/23/16 at 09:08 AM ET

Just sayin….. tongue wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 07/13/16 at 08:25 PM ET

Paul's avatar

I like the Illusionists!

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/13/16 at 08:26 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Heh.  Or taking cues from historical Las Vegas:


Or to be facetious:


The article mentions that we won’t know of the team name and color scheme until October.  They have a whole year.  If it were me, I’d be out-of-the-NHL-box:  Las Vegas HC.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/13/16 at 09:36 PM ET


Slot Machines

Posted by tutoka from Leelanau Peninsula on 07/13/16 at 10:38 PM ET

pautna's avatar

This hire guarantees that Vegas will eventually be a kick ass regular season team that can’t get out of the second round. As a Pacific Division team fan, I approve this move.

Posted by pautna on 07/13/16 at 11:42 PM ET

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