As the keynote speaker at the University of Toronto’s 5th Annual Sports Industry Conference, Bill Daly spoke a bit on the expansion process and the league’s plans moving forward.
Talking all things international NHL expansion with Bill Daly and @AndiPetrillo#SIC2016 #🏒 pic.twitter.com/EZC9OdtZSf
— RSBC (@RotmanSportsBiz) March 4, 2016
Per the usual, Daly did not say much on the expansion process itself, but he did use a term we haven’t really heard much, and one that bodes well for Las Vegas.
“it’s all about growing hockey at the grassroots level” – BIll Daly #SIC2016
— UofT Sports&Business (@UofTsportsbiz) March 4, 2016
Grassroots. So, maybe like expanding to a burgeoning market that currently has very little footprint in the NHL? A market looking for it’s first major professional sports franchise? A market that has thousands of kids without a home team that could easily take up hockey as their new favorite sport? What do you say Bill?
“Las Vegas and Quebec are two possible destinations for expansion, but more steps are involved in the process” – Bill Daly #SIC2016
— theCSBN (@CanadianSBN) March 4, 2016
DAMNIT! Same something different!
Well, at least he said grassroots. I think that might be my new favorite word.
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