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4 hours ago, Ice_Cap said:

A more well-run parent league than the NHL.

 

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From Scott Darling's piece in The Daily Ghostwritten Jock:

 



I lasted maybe five days before Phoenix told me to beat it. I should have checked into rehab right then. Instead, I was on a plane the next day. Phoenix assigned me to their ECHL affiliate in literally the worst place on earth for me at that moment: beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada.

Seriously, I got sent to Vegas. I would laugh if the reality wasn’t so grim.

Our rink was inside The Orleans Hotel & Casino, right off the Strip.

And I lived at the hotel inside the casino.

Pretty much every day was the same routine: Practice inside the casino. Then drinking inside the casino. And then going to bed inside the casino.

It was so bizarre and depressing, in hindsight. I lasted a few weeks before I missed a practice, and the team said, “Pack your s***.”

 

"The distractions will only apply to road teams" my ass

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Well, the NHL & NBA Commissioners are now taking point on the talks, for a joint arena venture, in Phoenix.

 

http://www.abc15.com/sports/sports-blogs-local/report-nba-nhl-commissioners-working-with-suns-coyotes-on-joint-arena

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How would this be good business for the Suns, who could book more lucrative arena dates than a hockey team that only draws around 10,000? And what sort of muscle does Count Bettman have to boss the NBA around on the issue? What is he saying here, "You have to build a new arena and you have to share it with a hockey team despite all your other new arenas eschewing their hockey teams so as to maximize basketball revenue because we need to say we're nominally in Phoenix while retaining a low-revenue market for the purposes of suppressing expenses for high-revenue markets"?

 

I don't see any way that this should come to fruition, so that means it absolutely will.

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Hockey Hall of Famer Jeremy Jacobs sued the IRS over the extent to which catering for road games is tax-deductible and won.

 

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Since the whole away team crew is away from its business home, the IRS does not question that the meals are deductible.  Generally though, the deduction for meals is limited to 50% (Code Section 274(n)).  There are exceptions.  There were two that the Bruins owners argued they qualified for.  One was that the meals were a "de minimis" fringe benefit and the other was that they were an expense of entertainment sold to customers.  The first excuse turned out to be good enough, so the Tax Court did not discuss the second one.

lol the kicker is that he wasn't suing over whether he could get a deduction, it was that he got half the deduction but he wanted the whole. Only in the goddamn 1%.

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29 minutes ago, the admiral said:

Hockey Hall of Famer Jeremy Jacobs sued the IRS over the extent to which catering for road games is tax-deductible and won.

 

lol the kicker is that he wasn't suing over whether he could get a deduction, it was that he got half the deduction but he wanted the whole. Only in the goddamn 1%.

Welcome to the Good Business Decision Aggregator?

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Rick "Gamblor" Tocchet might be the new coach of the Coyotes. There is no way this can go wrong.

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8 hours ago, the admiral said:

Rick "Gamblor" Tocchet might be the new coach of the Coyotes. There is no way this can go wrong.

Why's that? The gambling thing? That was years ago and he's complied with his reinstatement condition that he not be involved in any type of gambling.

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5 hours ago, ltp74 said:

Why's that? The gambling thing? That was years ago and he's complied with his reinstatement condition that he not be involved in any type of gambling.

 

Coaching in the same division as Vegas might be a challenge?

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On 6/15/2017 at 0:39 AM, the admiral said:

From Scott Darling's piece in The Daily Ghostwritten Jock:

 

 

 

 

"The distractions will only apply to road teams" my ass

 

Do you think this is exclusive to Vegas? You can get wasted and gamble in Pittsburgh and Detroit too.

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16 minutes ago, ElwoodCuse said:

 

Do you think this is exclusive to Vegas? You can get wasted and gamble in Pittsburgh and Detroit too.

You can get wasted and gamble pretty much anywhere now. Ask Atlantic City.

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20 hours ago, ElwoodCuse said:

 

Do you think this is exclusive to Vegas? You can get wasted and gamble in Pittsburgh and Detroit too.

 

If youre comparing Las Vegas to Pittsburgh you never been to either. 

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It's 2017 bro there is drinking and gambling 24/7 in more than just Atlantic City and Las Vegas

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Do people go to Pittsburgh and Detroit specifically for casinos?

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On 7/8/2017 at 11:30 PM, BringBackTheVet said:

 

If youre comparing Las Vegas to Pittsburgh you never been to either. 

 

I don't think anyone's comparing either city, but you can go out and get hammered and lose money in a casino the night before a game in Pittsburgh also.  

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On 7/8/2017 at 3:13 AM, Cosmic said:

You can get wasted and gamble pretty much anywhere now. Ask Atlantic City.

and Michael Jordan.

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5 hours ago, McCarthy said:

 

I don't think anyone's comparing either city, but you can go out and get hammered and lose money in a casino the night before a game in Pittsburgh also.  

 

Different beasts. Casino town cluture anywhere breeds unusual temptation, but in Vegas? It's completely unavoidable. You're literally surrounded by it in Vegas. Like, slot machines in Wal Mart/at the airport/etc kinda surrounded by it. 

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Yeah, Vegas hits you with GAMBLING! almost literally after stepping off the plane.

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Just now, Ice_Cap said:

Yeah, Vegas hits you with GAMBLING! almost literally after stepping off the plane.

True but teams will be flying in and out of charter terminals which don't have slot machines and the teams can book rooms in non-casino hotels like Vdara or the Trump hotel. For the Golden Knights and eventually the Raiders, the club scene will be where we see players getting into trouble or slacking off from partying to much.

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The entire purpose of Las Vegas (for visitors at least) is to go out and party and have fun.

 

No one would ever say the same for Pittsburgh. And there's a huge difference between the Bellagio and whatever casino is taking social security checks from chain smoking octogenarians in the rust belt.

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