Since Las Vegas was awarded an NHL franchise for the 2017-18 season, I figured I would share my thoughts with you guys. First off, I'm going to say it up front, Las Vegas is not a sports city. Sure, they have the triple A 51's, they had the ECHL Wranglers, but let's face it: Las Vegas is not a sports city, and for them to have a team in one of the four major professional sport leagues? I mean... c'mon. Las Vegas is a city for gambling, a city where you can just gamble off. But, Bettman, our terrible commissioner, awarded them a franchise, and they will be the 31'st franchise in the NHL. That being said, let's talk about the basics, and the chances. Las Vegas is going to be competing with the three nearby Californian teams, and they are going to be the eight team in the Pacific Division. Now, if I was the President of the Flames, Canucks or Oilers, I would be ripping Bettman's throat right now. What are the chances that one of those Canadian teams making the playoffs? And I mean, let's face it. The Pacific Division is pretty competitive. You usually see all three Californian teams in there and then you see some lucky team get in there. If we are going to have five straight seasons where the Pacific Division is dominated by the American teams, then that is going to be a problem. Hell, maybe the Oilers, Canucks and Flames should get ready for the CFL season while that's happening. And you guys are probably saying "Oh, but what about the Jets? They are the only team in the Central Division." Alright, here we go, I'm probably going to get alot of hate for this, but... who cares about the Jets? No, literally, who cares about the Jets? I mean, let's be upfront and honest here, when I look at the Winnipeg Jets as an organization, as a franchise... I see a fate far worse than the Atlanta Thrashers (hell, they were the Atlanta Thrashers) Anyway, back on track, I have a couple of team names for Las Vegas. They include the Rebels, Outlaws and the Aces. I think they are going to go with the Aces 'cause as I said before, Las Vegas is a gambling city, and it fits. Since Las Vegas is a gambling city, I'm pretty sure the management is going to spend all their money on the great players. Actually, you know what? Let's name these guys the Las Vegas Bankrupters. They won't be staying for long with the guys they'll be trying to sign. Heh... heh? Anyway boys, there ya go. Those are my thoughts about the Las Vegas expansion. What are your thoughts? Comment down below, I'd like to see your opinions.