Bluelines: Bet On Vegas To Be Next Expansion City
There will be another NHL expansion and you can put your money on Las Vegas as being the 31st team. The reasons why Sin City has the lead are many. Start with the fact that it would be very difficult for ownership to reject a HUGE entrance fee which would top anything the league has known. Plus a new rink is going up in LV and the very influential Phil Anschutz is behind the move.
One key NHL exec tells us that the Vegas price tag would be $300 million. This comes to a juicy $10 million per club.
I have to say, that would be pretty sweet. It's probably about 3-4 years away though.