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How in the World is Vegas’ Success “Bad” for the NHL?

Kevin Kinkead - May 21, 2018

I was browsing Twitter dot com this morning when I came across Anthony Gargano’s opinion on the Las Vegas Golden Knights:

“It’s about real fandom.”

Hmm, alright, I disagree, but I’ll play along.

Sure, it’s not like Las Vegas hockey fans are desperate for the Stanley Cup. They haven’t been waiting since 1967, like Toronto fans. They aren’t St. Louis, Vancouver, Buffalo, or Washington, who have never won a title. They aren’t any of the eight other teams that joined the NHL after 1979 and still haven’t won a cup.

By the same token, I’d assume Flyers fans, who have been waiting since 1975, would at least be annoyed to see an expansion team cruising through the playoffs while enduring a slow rebuild under Ron Hextall and Dave Hakstol.

So if you wanna roll your eyes at Vegas’ success or say it’s “corny,” I get that. It’s corny that a brand new team comes into the league and rips off a bunch of wins while diehard fans of traditional hockey teams get to enjoy another first-round playoff exit.

But I’m not sure what fandom really has to do with anything. Is there some rule in place that you have to suffer through 20 years of losing before you’re allowed to win? Do you have to “pay your dues?” Do you have to endure a Joe Jurevicius or Rodney Harrison situation before Nick Foles comes along? It’s such a Philadelphia way of thinking, that a “low” must predate a “high,” and if it doesn’t, it’s somehow not authentic.

People have somehow twisted the Vegas story into a narrative that “this is bad for the NHL,” and I don’t know why that’s being tossed around. I find the story compelling. I’m watching the playoffs with more interest than ever before.

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Your Afternoon Carts: I Went to an Epic Eyes Wide Shut Party in Vegas While Richie May or May Not Have Grab-Assed Stacie Hall from “The Hills” Edition!

Kyle Scott - June 19, 2012

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Here we the find the Carts in the most dichotomous of situations– at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas, sipping champagne (expected) and hoisting the Stanley Cup (completely and utterly unexpected). 

Meanwhile, his scavenging buddy, Mike Richards, may or may not have grab-assed this buxom, valley-titted clubgoer as he shuffled through a crowd loosely resembling the partiers in Eyes Wide Shut (presumably sans pubic hair).

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UPDATE: That's not just any clubgoer– per a reader in the comments, that's Stacie Hall from The Hills that Richie is grab-assing.

Photos of Carts, Richie and Simon, which come courtesy of the Hyde Bellagio’s Facebook page (via Puck Daddy and Vegas News), are best viewed while listening to Rihanna’s We Found Love.

Give it a little jump.

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Vegas Likes The Eagles in 2012

Kyle Scott - February 6, 2012

It seems like someone appreciates the fact that Juan Castillo is working hard. Whom, you ask? VEGAS BABY. VEGAS!

The 2013 Super Bowl odds are out, and tied for third place with the Steelers, at 6-1 odds, are your Philadelphia Eagles, who come in just ahead of the Super Bowl champs: 

New England Patriots 5-1

Green Bay Packers 11-2

Pittsburgh Steelers 6-1

Philadelphia Eagles 6-1

New York Giants 8-1 

 

Don’t put too much stock into this, though. On September 12, the Eagles were third, behind the Patriots and Packers, at 7-1. The Giants were 14th… at 40-1.

via Bloomberg