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15 hours ago, gotbeer said:

cough cough.  Sounds like you will be sick on the 6th.  It's not like the inmates are going anywhere.  ;)

Let me check and see if it's feasible for me a take a couple of days off.

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So I read something hilarious today about the Magnetos.

Bill Karlsson leads the team with a career best 13 goals and 22 points.  How did they pick Karlsson?  Well, the Blue Jackets traded a 2017 first round pick, and a 2019 second round pick, and the contract of injured David Carkson, so that the Knights would select Karlsson.

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This is from the Ducks thread.  But my thoughts of the Tmobile arena.

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Alright, here are the pictures I took.  Didn't take too many game shots.  

https://photos.app.goo.gl/8ci1EVGMhX8HL6gE3

Hopefully you guys can see it.  Overall, here is my observations.  For locals, it must be a pain in the ass to go to the game.  It's probably easier to park somewhere else, and take the monorail to MGM.  For visiting fans though, this is a great place.  Again, take the monorail or walk to the stadium.  They close up the side streets quite a bit, so traffic isn't great.  Outside, they have a few bars right along the main entranceway street.  You don't have to go through any casinos to get to the stadium, at least from the strip.  We took a tram/monorail type thing from Bellagio to Monte Carlo, and the street leading to the stadium was between Monte Carlo and NY, NY.  The bars leading up to the stadium were packed with Ducks fans pregaming.  So the atmosphere before the game was definitely much better than the area around the Pond, and better than Staples (just because things were cheaper than around staples)  

Rink and seats.  Overall, I didn't see a bad seat in the house.  We had the top level seats, and I did't feel that either side was too far away.  The top level is very slanted, and there is a good amount of legroom.  But there are no cupholders on the top level.  And if you aren't careful, you could easily kick someone in the head in front of you.  But the good thing is, no issues with people's head getting in your way in front of you.

Inside the stadium.  Whoever designed the stadium, must have winged it after designing the seating area.  It just sucks.  Concession stand wise, it was poor.  Food choices I thought was poor, but didn't really eat there.  It just seemed like concession stuff was an afterthought.  On the top level, it's a horseshoe. It doesn't go all the way around.  And the only way down from there is a few elevators, and 2 exit escalators.  With each escalator being one up and one down.  No stairs, like in the picture I showed between level 1 and 2.  This is an absolute fail of a design.  The top level also is void of really any concessions.  They had a bar, and a few generic concession stands.  Nothing really stood out.  Team store I thought was really small.  Nothing really stood out in the team store.  And most of the stuff looks the same as many of the stores outside that were selling Magneto merchandise.  They had one area on the fourth level that was practically pitch dark, and where they had a customer service booth.  

Overall, I liked the atmosphere.  The fans were really into the game.  They have a bit to go to get past the bandwagoner side, and become more knowledgeable of the game.  The castle at the top they use for in game entertainment.  DJ, marching band, cheerleaders.  Crowd seemed to enjoy it.  The funny thing is, they think they are the best fans in the league with one of the loudest arenas.  But as far as loudest fans, yes they are more enthused than current Ducks fans.  But I don't think as much as the first few years of the Ducks with the duck calls and such.  And defnitely nothing close to Smashville.  

 

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The Knights won at Chicago last night after dropping a 2-1 decision at St. Louis on Thursday. I am still amazed that we are already in 2018 and they are in first place by a fair margin. I figured that the club would be lucky to play .500 hockey the first year.

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20 hours ago, Vegas Halo Fan said:

The Knights won at Chicago last night after dropping a 2-1 decision at St. Louis on Thursday. I am still amazed that we are already in 2018 and they are in first place by a fair margin. I figured that the club would be lucky to play .500 hockey the first year.

At this point, you have to think it's not trade pieces away, it's let's make some trades to make a legit run at the cup.  

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1 hour ago, Vegas Halo Fan said:

For them to be this good this early goes far beyond anything we had any right to expect.

Foley  has 500 million reasons to to expect some success.  But what they have done with a few good pieces is really remarkable.  And one of those pieces was injured for a good amount of time.  

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17 hours ago, Vegas Halo Fan said:

Watched the game last night. The Knights seemed flat for the whole game, thought that the Oilers outplayed them all night. Losing in overtime sucked.

Always good to get a point though, despite being outplayed

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On ‎12‎/‎20‎/‎2017 at 12:08 PM, Angel Oracle said:

22-9-2 record for an expansion team....an EXPANSION team!

Might as well just give Gerard Gallant the NHL Coach of the Year award, NOW. 

Still near the top of the NHL standings, and yes, give the award to Gallant NOW.

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8 hours ago, Angel Oracle said:

Still near the top of the NHL standings, and yes, give the award to Gallant NOW.

Coach and gm. 

They should make a trade. But then again why mess up a good thing they have going

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They have already signed three players to contract extensions, and they are in negotiations with at least three others. They also lead the NHL in points. Not bad for a fired coach and a bunch of unprotected players.

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