NHL and NHLPA executive director Bernie Nicholls said Monday that they are “looking forward to discussing a potential proposal for the creation of a super highway” that would link NHL arenas to international markets.
“The players are supportive of that idea,” Nicholls told reporters at a news conference in San Jose.
The proposed highway would run from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and be built on privately owned land owned by the NHL and the Vegas Golden Knights. “
I’m hoping we can find a way to work together on that, but we have to do it with a focus on the long term economic viability and sustainability of our game and the NHL in particular.”
The proposed highway would run from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and be built on privately owned land owned by the NHL and the Vegas Golden Knights.
Nicholls declined to say when the proposal might be finalized.
“There’s a lot of things that have to happen to make sure that this works,” Nicholl said.
But we’re looking forward to it.” “
It’s going to take time.
But we’re looking forward to it.”
Nicholls and Nicholls also said that they believe that the NHL should “open the door” for new international hockey to come to North America.
In February, the NHL agreed to host an international championship in 2018.
The tournament will take place in Los Angeles.
Nicholl also said at the time that he believed the NHL was in a position to “be a catalyst” for a new international game that would include an NHL team.
“What we are saying is that we think that it’s important for the NHL to be a catalyst in that arena,” Nichamps said.