We know you’ve been doing mock drafts for the past year preparing for the big day on June 21st when we finally learn the identity of the 30 players selected by the Vegas Golden Knights. It’s now time to put those mock drafts to action and enter the SinBin.vegas Expansion Draft Contest, where you can win a Hockey Fat Bike, VGK gear, and possibly even a pair of tickets to opening night at T-Mobile Arena.
Here’s how it works. All you have to do is hop on over to CapFriendly.com’s Expansion Tool and draft your team. Protect players, pick Vegas’ 30 selections, and then publish it using the name “SinBin2017 YOUR NAME” Ex. “SinBin2017 Ken Boehlke” (For a complete guide on how to enter, click here.)
PLUS if you happen to get at least 25 of the 30 selections right, and score the highest total in the contest you win the Hockey Fat Bike AND…
Super Grand Prize – A Pair of Tickets to the Vegas Golden Knights regular season home opener at T-Mobile Arena (Date and opponent TBA)
Here’s how the scoring works. You get one point for every correctly predicted player selected compared to the actual selections made by George McPhee and the Golden Knights. We will use the 30 selections the NHL announces as the picks from Vegas prior to trades. If there’s a tie, we’ll use protected players as a tiebreaker (see official rules for details).
NO PURCHASE NECCESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Purchasing will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is free to enter.
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Eligibility: Contest is open to all legal residents of the Unites States and Canada who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry, where not prohibited by law. This contest is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. Limit two (2) registrations per participant and per email address for the duration of the Promotion Period. Additional registrations received from any such participant or email address thereafter will be void. The use of script, macro, or any other device to automate or subvert entry and submission process is prohibited and all such registrations will be void.
Contest Period: The contest will open on May 31st, 2017 at 8AM PDT and will end on June 18th, 2017 at exactly 6:59 AM PDT. Any entries submitted before or after the contest period will be disqualified.
Tonight is the first night ever there’s an event in which the Golden Knights can win, and the rest of the NHL can lose. Of course, there’s a 89.7% chance of the opposite, but I’m trying to stay positive here. The NHL Draft Lottery will be aired live on NBC starting at 5PM.
SinBin.vegas is hosting a party at Miller’s Ale House at Town Square to watch and hopefully celebrate the Golden Knights winning the lottery and securing the first pick.
Vegas has a 10.3% chance of winning the first pick and about a 35% chance of winning one of the three lotteries and picking in the top three. (To read all about how the lottery actually works, read this) GM George McPhee will be on hand in Toronto representing the Golden Knights, but made the grave mistake of not bringing along Stanley the Golden Rooster as a good luck charm. Again, trying to stay positive, but man, what an error in judgement.
We’ve got Viva VGK and SinBin shirts, SinBin hats, commemorative lottery ping pong balls, and food and drink specials at Miller’s tonight for what should be a fun night. Admission is free and the doors are open to everybody including those under 21.
See you tonight, and Viva VGK!
**Note: The lottery is expected to start pretty close to 5PM as the Penguins/Capitals game is scheduled for 5:11 and the lottery is supposed to take place before that.**
We will be at the event and will be tweeting throughout the night. Due to the layout of the event we will NOT be updating this page beyond a simple update on the name of the team and a picture of the logo until late tonight. For the up to the second coverage, go to Twitter.com/SinBinVegas. You do not have to be signed up for Twitter to read our tweets.
If you are going to the event, we are hanging out at Beerhaus prior beginning at about 2:30 PM and Bruxie after until about 11 PM. Please come say hello. We will also have a limited supply of Hockey Night on the Vegas Strip shirts available to purchase.
Late tonight and into tomorrow we will have tons of new material surrounding the name, apparel, and much more. Until then, Go Golden Knights!!!
Now that you are done voting for the two worst candidates in the history of the United States Presidency, it’s time to do your real civic duty. It’s the Las Vegas Hockey Fan Ballot. All polls are being conducted on Twitter, but if you don’t have Twitter, what’s wrong with you? use the comments section to cast your vote.
All write-in votes will be shown below each poll when voting is over, so be sure to check back tomorrow for the results.
Be sure to RT the “I VOTED” badge when you’ve punched your vote on all 10 questions.
Write-Ins: Sin City Superman by Flooding (@rngrfan01), Ding Ding Ding from Slot Machines (@ShopDeVegas and @keithfries), Customized Song from Five Finger Death Punch (@symracer13), Luck Be a Lady by Frank Sinatra (@RyanTerrana)
QUESTION 3 – What should we nickname T-Mobile Arena?
I just wanted to take a moment to send a huge thank you to absolutely everyone who had anything to do with SinBin.vegas’ first ever charity event. It was incredible to see how much hockey gear we were able to gather for Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada.
Special thanks to Chelsea Seegers, Keith Dotson, Max Bizzarro, Kristi McElyea, Lance Evans and every one else from T-Mobile Arena for helping arrange, donating prizes, and allowing us to use Toshiba Plaza.
Thank you to Eric at Popularity Popcorn and Bruce from Uniform Sports for give us amazing goodies to give everyone who showed up.
And a super duper massive shoutout to George Salami for bring the Zambonis out on the Plaza, allowing us to take pictures up on them, and even letting our youngest fan Gavin drive one of them.
The SinBin.vegas community is growing at an insane pace, and I can’t tell you all how much it means to me that we are able to do stuff like this and give back to my favorite place in the world, Las Vegas.
Click the read more for a bunch of pictures and videos from the event. You all are awesome!