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Everything Is Falling Into Place For The Las Vegas Expansion Team

09/13/2016 at 8:11am EDT

from Justin Cuthbert of the Las Vegas Sun,

They are without a coach, and a roster, and a distinguishable brand, or the requisite prefix to license "Knights," but the NHL franchise that lies dormant has a team. And they're fully operational.

While the hockey community took its collective breather this summer, George McPhee poured through his contacts. It was in the neighborhood of 450 days before NHL hockey would arrive in Las Vegas, but the man spearheading the project was immediately working on deadline. Eight weeks until World Cup training camps.

The good bottle remaining corked, the rush was on to assemble hockey operations and manufacture a network of scouts with comparable reach to the NHL's 30 in-competition franchises, all of which have been greasing their production lines from their outsets.

What was paramount for Las Vegas - the installation of manpower in order to effectively evaluate talent in rinks across the globe in sufficient time to begin a season devoted to thorough appraisal of others' assets - seemed unfeasible.

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