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The Name Debate For The Las Vegas Expansion Team

09/15/2016 at 7:30am EDT

from Ed Graney of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

Given all the coverage Foley has received on the matter, I was sure the happenings would be included in those intelligence briefings given to Trump and Clinton. It even reached the bizarre and childish point of Foley actually registering fake names as a misdirection ploy.

Memo to the owner: Don’t do that. It’s amateur hour. Don’t begin a relationship with those purchasing your season tickets and excited about spending even more money to wear your colors by misleading them, especially over such an innocuous matter. There’s no reason for it. It’s buffoonery.

The fact Foley spent even a second trying to fool others confirms this is the financial whiz’s first rodeo when it comes to running a professional sports team, not to mention how much blame should be assigned the NHL for the delay in announcing the nickname and logo.

Gary Bettman has absolutely played a major part in the holdup. The commissioner reportedly told Foley for months he couldn’t move forward with nickname and logo ideas because he didn’t officially have a team. This, even after the league’s general managers in March outlined rules for an expansion draft.

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