The wait is about to be over… soon. A source close to the team has confirmed the expansion announcement awarding Las Vegas an NHL franchise will come within the first two weeks of May.
According to our source, the NHL will call a “not-so-secret” meeting of the Board of Governors. This is expected in the first week of May and will be held in Boca Raton, Florida.
The owners will vote and will almost certainly be reported as 30-0 in favor of expansion to Las Vegas and only Las Vegas. At that point the league office will finalize the contract and send it off to The Creator and his lawyers.
As expected, the expansion price will be $500 million and The Creator will have approximately 30 days to finalize the contract. According to our source, it should not take more than a week for the contract to be accepted, at which point The Creator will either make the announcement to the fans of Las Vegas himself or he will join the Commissioner to make a joint statement.
We should learn much more about the exact specifics when news breaks of the Board of Governors meeting in Florida, but the timeline has apparently been laid out and communicated to The Creator and his team.
Nonetheless, it’s happening, and it’s happening soon. Prepare your champagne bottles, because the NHL is coming to Las Vegas, and it’ll be official before you know it.