In a landslide, 31 of 32 NFL owners voted Monday to move the Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas to the praises of most outside the Bay Area.
Bill Foley, the NHL’s newest owner whose expansion Golden Knights soon will share the Sin City’s suddenly burgeoning professional sports scene, is looking at the NFL’s relocation through a more critical lens, specifically as it involves the $750 million in public money Las Vegas lawmakers secured to help finance the Raiders’ new $1.9 billion stadium.
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I felt like there were a lot better ways to spend $750 million than bringing the Raiders to Las Vegas, Foley said Monday on Vegas Hockey Hotline. We could spend it on police, firefighters and teachers and have them all be the best in the country. But I guess we’re going to spend it on the Raiders.
John Danks Youth Jersey The Wild, coming off a 106-point season, are on the preseason short list of Cup contenders, eager to make amends for a quick first-round playoff exit.
They made a few tweaks in the offseason, adding forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno via trade. Cullen, by effect, replaces Martin Hanzal, who departed to Dallas in free agency. The Wild also are without Jason Pominville and Marco Scandella, traded to Buffalo for Ennis and Foligno.
The main difference between last year’s collapse and the makings of an rerun is the presence of goalie Carey Price, who was injured most of last season, and defenseman Shea Weber, who was in Nashville then. Price’s play especially has dipped off significantly since 2016 turned to 2017, having allowed three or more goals in 11 of his last 16 starts.