I rolleth my eyes at this one, per MLive’s Matt Durr:
Apparently a lone appearance in the Western Conference Finals is enough for the three hockey fans left at ESPN to declare Las Vegas the new “Hockeytown.”
In an article published Tuesday celebrating the Las Vegas Knights earning a spot in the Western Conference finals, ESPN says excitement surrounding the expansion team is enough to christen the city the new epicenter for the sport.
The story — which is a hot take that would make Stephen A. Smith blush — focuses on how fans of the team and the city are reacting as the Knights prepare to take on the winner of the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets series for a chance to play for the Stanley Cup.
Continued, and no, Vegas is not the new Hockeytown. Hockeytown took twenty years of amateur and grass-roots growth to become Hockeytown.