Thursday, July 02, 2015

Arizona Coyotes Moving to Las Vegas?

The Phoenix / Arizona Coyotes NHL hockey team is moving to Las Vegas according to a New York Post report.

The deal is far from done though, as both the Coyotes and the NHL have denied the report. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman went as far as to say "The Post was told the story was completely untrue. They ran it anyway. The story is garbage. Team is staying put."

Whether it will be the Coyotes, or perhaps an expansion team - it's becoming pretty clear that Las Vegas is getting a hockey team. Vegas has the lure of a brand new arena along with the support of 10,000 fans who've pledged to buy season tickets.

MGM Resorts boss Jim Murren predicted Las Vegas will have a hockey team in time for the 2017 season, and that's looking more and more likely to come true.