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The Hockey News Vegas Golden Knights Expansion Issue

If you know hockey, you know The Hockey News. Probably the world’s leading hockey magazine has unveiled a special issue focused exclusively on the Vegas Golden Knights.

What happens in Vegas…comes to the pages of THN! We’ve got the Golden Knights covered from top to bottom in our Expansion Issue: mock draft, GM George McPhee’s plan, a blueprint for how to build a franchise and much more. –TheHockeyNews.com

Photo Courtesy: The Hockey News

If not just for the fact that it’s a collectors item, but also the wealth of information that will be packed into the magazine, this truly is a must own for any Vegas Golden Knights fan.

Magazines are expected to be shipped on January 23rd. Each copy is $4.99 and is available for preorder now through The Hockey News’ online store.

Vegas Golden Knights Mock License Plates

Decals are cool, stickers are nice, magnets are solid, but real fans take the extra step and have a personalized team specific novelty license plate. We’re not talking about a license plate holder, those are sweet too, but we are talking a legit license plate.

Ever since the team became a reality I’ve been dreaming of changing out my boring three number, three letter Nevada plate into something amazing. So, I got on the horn and told our resident graphic designer, Isaac Palestino, to come up with some concepts. Basically, do NDOT’s job so we can speed the process along.

There are currently 30 styles of plates available in Nevada. The only sports related ones are UNR and UNLV. UNR’s sucks, UNLV’s is a little better.

The Vegas Centennial plate (which tons of people have) is God awful. Reno’s Parks and Rec one isn’t bad.

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NHL Fan Reaction To Team Name And TM Denial

On Wednesday night the San Jose Sharks welcomed SinBin.vegas into their home to watch some puck. The first class organization took care of me so I could talk to some local hockey fans. My view of the game was terrible, but that’s for another day. I talked to about a dozen fans at the SAP Center while the Sharks welcomed the Senators. My criteria was simple, if they asked about SinBin.vegas or were wearing a cool jersey I asked them about the Vegas Golden Knights. Jerseys worn had to be a current player or a legend. Other than Daniel Alfredsson there’s not many so I played it loose. I chatted with a guy wearing an Antii Niemi sweater but his comments didn’t make the cut. The dude in a Mike Ricci jersey easily passed my test.

Grew up playing in Southern California, so I’m excited for another Pacific team. I’m a West Coast hockey guy. Vegas fans will have to get used to half the arena with Hawks or Rangers fans. I’m all for the name. About the logo, I’m not a fan. It looks like I could’ve created it in 90s video game. I like it as just Vegas. It’s a business. -Casey, Ducks fan

Didn’t grow up playing hockey so I wasn’t connected to the sport. I was super excited when the Sharks first started but I tailed off four to five years later. Around my late 20’s I came back and go to about 3 games a year now. I didn’t even know Las Vegas announced their name. I like the name. The logo is really cool, but I don’t like the secondary logo at all. I’ll go and watch a game in Vegas. -Jay, Sharks fan

I actually love the name and logo. Although I have to admit I’m an Army guy. I can’t understand why Las Vegas is upset. It’s completely original and nothing in pro sports looks like that Knight. Also, it’s the owners money so it’s his decision. Overall, I’m excited for the team to startup. I know I’ll be heading down for a Sharks game next season. Flights are cheap so there’s really no complaint from me. I go to Vegas once a year anyway so I’ll just plan my trip around a Sharks game. Good job Bettman. -Jim, Sharks fan wearing Joe Thornton jersey

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Best Photos From Golden Knights Unveil Ceremony

Kind of crazy it’s been almost two weeks now since the Las Vegas NHL Expansion team turned into the Vegas Golden Knights. Feels like just yesterday we were still trying to read in between the lines of Bettman quotes just to see if we would be getting a team at all. Hopefully the next 10 months go as quickly.

Last Tuesday is a day that will forever live with the team, and the crowd that showed up was truly incredible. I expected less than 1,000 people there and images that we would be trying to hide for the next 50 years rather than promote. Instead, Las Vegas showed up and showed out as somewhere in the neighborhood of 5,000 people made their way down to Toshiba Plaza two days before Thanksgiving to learn one word (Golden/Silver/Desert) and see two pictures (logos).

To honor that amazing night we decided to gather some of the best pictures and share them to keep proving to the world that Las Vegas is not only a hockey city, we are ripe to become a hockey mecca.

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Maverick Helicopters

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Maverick Helicopters

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Where To Buy? Vegas Golden Knights Apparel Guide

SinBin.vegas’ unofficial guide to where Vegas Golden Knights apparel is sold in Las Vegas.

Official Team Outlets

T-Mobile Arena Team Store
3780 Arena Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89158
Hours – Noon-8pm, 7 days a week

Authorized Off-Strip Retailers

SportsTown USA
Downtown Summerlin (10975 Sage Park Dr Q-190, Las Vegas, NV 89135)
Hours – 9:30am-9pm Mon-Sat, 10am-7pm Sun
(702) 263-0528

Uniform Sports
South Outlets (7400 S Las Vegas Blvd #46, Las Vegas, NV 89123)
Hours – 9am-9pm Mon-Sat, 9am-8pm Sun
(702) 869-1640

Fanzz
Galleria Mall (1300 W. Sunset Rd. #2729, Las Vegas, NV, 89014)
Hours – 10am-9pm Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm Sun
702-384-9994

Fanzz
Meadows Mall (4300 Meadows Lane Suite #130 Las Vegas, Nevada 89107)
Hours – 10am-9pm Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm Sun
702-258-3078

First and Goal Sports
Rhodes Ranch (5130 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148)
(702) 749-7733

Sideline Sports
Centennial Centre (7701 W Tropical Pkwy #130, Las Vegas, NV 89149)
Hours – 10am-9pm Mon-Fri, 9am-10pm Sat, 10am-6pm Sun
(702) 395-1057

Dicks Sporting Goods
Galleria Mall (1300 W. Sunset Rd. #2729, Las Vegas, NV, 89014)
Hours – 10am-9pm Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm Sun
(702) 855-5000

Lids/Lids Locker Room
17 Nevada Locations

Cracker Barrel
Silverton Hotel and Casino (8350 Dean Martin Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89139)
Hours – 6am-10pm Sun-Thurs, 6am-11pm Fri-Sat

Cracker Barrel
8350 Dean Martin Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89139
Hours – 6am-10pm Sun-Thurs, 6am-11pm Fri-Sat

J.C. Penney
4 Las Vegas/Henderson Locations

Sam’s Club
6 Las Vegas/Henderson Locations

Costco
4 Las Vegas/Henderson Locations

Target
14 Las Vegas/Henderson Location

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Fan Reaction About The Name and Logo

Yesterday was a great day for Las Vegas. The Creator and his organization put on quite a show (except for that damn video) and revealed to fans a name to stand behind. Most locals I talked to were very positive, but there were many negative opinions as well. Here are some fan reviews after yesterday’s big reveal.

I’m more excited than my son who plays hockey. My son loves hockey, he’s been playing since he was four. He loves watching the Ducks, and my husband loves the Islanders. Now they’ll be fans of the same team. -Cheryl, Local Mom

It’s a great logo. I really like the Knight, there’s a Game of Thrones feel to it. It would be great if Hodor was the mascot. I can’t wait to wear a t-shirt with that Knight on it. And I’m not really a hockey fan either, but I will be. -Grahame, Local Programmer

I’m not a fan of the logo at all. It looks like the Kings, and it’s similar to the Senators. It’s neither here nor there for me. The silver should be more prevalent, highlight the Silver State connection. The name Golden Knights left me underwhelmed. But hey we have hockey team. -Heather, Local Fan

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What This Historical Night Means To Us

November 22nd, 2016 will go down in the history books forever. Tonight an organization that was considered to be a pipe dream or a joke of a thought by many will get it’s name, and in turn, it’s identity. I know it’s just a name, but it’s a name that will find it’s rightful place in the history books of one of the most colorful cities in the world, Las Vegas.

Every once in a while we get sentimental about these things, and this is one of those moments. Here is exactly what tonight means to us.

Jason Pothier – Five years ago, I couldn’t believe the lack of hockey interest in this town. I thought I had hit the jackpot when I realized I could watch two NHL teams. The Ducks and Kings helped me get over any East Coast homesickness. I’d try and talk hockey to anyone I bumped into. It took a guy named TBone, and a guy named Ken to listen. After that it was on for Ken and I. We squeezed in hockey talk during our two-hour football show weekly. We covered the preliminary NHL press conferences. We believed when others thought we were wasting our time. Our hard work was a pipe dream to most. Today that pipe dream is real.

Driving to LA, Anaheim, or Phoenix is no longer necessary. When I introduce my 8-month-old son to hockey I’ll only drive 20 minutes down Trop. It may have taken a while, but the wait was worth every failed attempt before. We’ve been called annoying, we’ve been told we’re uninformed and undeserving. However, none of that noise matters now. Call us what you want but call us Knight fans first.

Ken Boehlke – For me tonight is not about hockey, it’s about Las Vegas. One of the fastest growing cities in the world and the only place I’ve ever been truly proud to call my home. However, Las Vegas has had a gaping hole for a long time, the lack of a major professional sports team. No matter who you are, or how long you’ve known me, you know my passion for sports. So when my wife and I moved out here many questioned how I’d survive in a place that lacks the thing I love most. On June 22nd that changed, but tonight it really changes. I’ve always been a fan of Las Vegas, the city. I’m a fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Chicago Bulls, and the Missouri Tigers but I’m not a fan of Tampa, FL, Chicago, IL, or Columbia, MO. Finally it’s time I get to love both halves of the team name I root for, and I’m pumped to learn the identity of that second half.

Now it’s your turn. What does tonight mean to you? Post it in the comments, we can’t wait to read em.

Trump’s Upset Should Inspire You…To Believe In The Underdog Knights

Wow. What a night. And I’m not talking about the seven goal offensive outburst by Los Angeles. No matter which candidate you voted for, we all witnessed one of the biggest upsets in election history. It’s the 1980 Miracle team of political upsets. Pennsylvania was Mike Eruzione with a late hour vote count. It completely stunned the election experts, the pollsters, and quite frankly the world. Unfortunately, Donald Trump’s victory won’t unite the country like the 1980 Olympic Men’s hockey team.

Trump’s election success proves one thing, the dark horse is still alive. It’s been a year of the little guy winning… or not really, Trump is a billionaire, and the Cubs were the preseason favorite. Okay, so the underdog is sort of alive. The Villanova Wildcats shocked the college basketball world, the Cleveland Cavaliers came back from 3-1, and the Cleveland Indians scratched & clawed to the finish. I know, I know they blew a 3-1 lead. The underdog can’t win them all but maybe the election is a sign the unlikely winner can’t be counted out.

After the madness settled, and President-Elect Trump gave his victory speech I decided to flip through the channels. Lawrence O’Donnell’s & Rachel Maddow’s eye liner was running, and Campaign Carl Cameron was smiling with glee. There wasn’t much agreement among the networks, except for the same shocked reaction. Both sides, were all amazed by Trump’s upset victory. Not one political expert on both sides had the correct results. Even expert pollster Nate Silver apologized for getting it so wrong.

With that being said, last night I placed a $50 dollar wager on Las Vegas to win the 2018 Stanley Cup (Ken joined me too). You could’ve called me a nitwit yesterday. After today’s election result, I’m feeling confident. Sure the odds are absurd, but this could be the term of the underdog. If it is, I’m getting onboard now. Let me ride my #MAGA dollars all the way to the Stanley Cup. So join me, place a small wager on The Creator’s squad. If the Knights win, we all look like geniuses. If the Knights lose, who cares they weren’t expected to be competitive. Either way, 100-1 is a major long-shot. Although, after the 2016 election nothing seems impossible.

The Case Of The Missing Name

One of the coolest things about running this website has been the incredible interaction I’ve had with some insanely talented people. Graphic designers, Photoshop wizards, videographers, website owners who end up employed by the teamt-shirt designers, domain name geniuses, lawyers, popcorn poppers, you name it, you guys have reached out to me and it’s been really awesome.

Whether on Twitter, Facebook, email or in person, you wouldn’t believe the number of conversations I’ve had with fans of a team that didn’t exist and now does but still won’t have a player for another eight months. Honestly, I’ve had my doubts about how successful this team is going to be, there have been tough days trying to drum up interest to a fan base I feel is growing at a snail’s pace, but it’s those interactions that will always keep me optimistic.

So, why am I saying all of this? Well, I got an email about a month and a half ago with something I wanted to share with everyone who visits this site, but we’ve been waiting for the perfect time to do it. When we broke the news that November 22nd is the date of the team name unveil, the story I was sent got it’s necessary conclusion, and now it’s time to share it to the world.

The author’s name is Michael Shevlane and he sent in what he dubbed “a dectective noir” about the team name saga the Las Vegas franchise has gone through since the announcement of the team. Without further ado, I present you,

The Case of the Missing Name
FROM THE DESK OF BILLY SNEAKS, P.I

So there’s this wise guy here on the west side of town, goes by the name of Freddie Four Fingers, on account of losing his thumb in a hitch-hiking accident. Anyways, Freddie comes to me and drops the scoop on this new hockey club, said to be muscling into town just off the Boulevard.

Their don, a big-money type called Foley, or how he’s know on the streets, The Creator, is said to be putting his feelers out all over town, finding drones for his clan, if you get me. His lair is a big old place they say is in between the boroughs of New York and the jewel of Monaco, whatever that means, and he has space for thousands of minions. A real takeover, as they say. He has some overlords up in the Big Apple who give him the thumbs up to get set up, and they’ve been seen around town, pressing flesh and handing dimes under the table, so as to get their guy off to a bright start.

Anyways, as soon as Freddie caught wind of all this he had come to me, as he owes me for a couple of jobs I did for his people back in the day, snooping round some deals gone bad, that kind of thing. When I hear about this new organization, my ears perk right up, and I rinse him for the low down till he’s Mojave dry. Seems they were already dug in, with their new hires in tow, and were building up to some kind of big job next year.

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How To Not Get Bored Waiting This NHL Season

Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited to watch tonight’s rivalry games. It’ll be interesting to see how the Sharks come out after a long postseason. Or how the Kings will respond to their early exit. That’s only the Pacific Division. PK in Nashville, Weber in Montreal, and the countless other storylines around the league. It all seems so exciting, but it’s not enough for the already patiently waiting fans of Las Vegas. So here’s a few suggestions on how to get through the 2016-2017 NHL season.

* Get a 2017 calendar, flip to June 22nd, and mark it with a puck, goal horn, or cross-sticks. Start a countdown: Today is 253 days away. Or you can start a countdown on your phone with this cool widget.

* Make a point to watch more hockey. Every Ducks and Kings broadcast is available in Las Vegas. Kings will be on FoxSports West & the Ducks play on Prime Ticket. Both of these teams will try and bully the (Something) Knights around in the Pacific Division. Get used to it,you’ll be seeing a lot of them in the years ahead.

* Also, NBCSN televises many weekly games, including Wednesday night rivalries. Expect to see a lot of Penguins, Blackhawks, Capitals, Rangers, and Flyer games. Get even deeper, and tune in to NBCSN on Friday nights for College Hockey Fridays.

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