The National Hockey League has an advocate at the top of the poker food chain as “Kid Poker” Daniel Negreanu is rallying his troops in hopes to draw enough interest in getting the NHL to place a team in the desert that is Las Vegas.
Negreanu reportedly met with the prospective owner(s) and while Kid Hockey’s involvement in any kind of ownership is currently unknown, he’s at the forefront of the Las Vegas hockey bandwagon. Daniel has not been shy about using his extensive social media presence to promote the idea and even try to garner interest in pre-sale season tickets to the as-yet-unconfirmed team.
Could Daniel Negreanu put his One Drop winnings to work and purchase a tiny ownership stake in a professional sports team? He took to his blog to talk about all things NHL and argue point by point, from a tourism and sports betting standpoint, on why ice hockey will work in the desert.
I’m personally quite excited about the prospects of an NHL team in Las Vegas and I believe strongly that not only will we get a team, but that hockey will work in this sports starved city. As mentioned previously, the NHL needs to add two teams to the Western Conference and it appears to me that Las Vegas and Seattle are both viable options and frontrunners for a team.
Read more: Daniel Negreanu’s Hockey Blog