Yesterday the New York Post released a report claiming that Vegas Golden Knights Owner Bill Foley is looking like he is the sucker. This claim was ensued by an interview that an executive representative of the hockey world did with On the Money.
At current time the Golden Knights organization have conducting negotiations in trying to secure a media rights deal before the start of the 2017-2018 hockey season. So far those negotiations have generated little attraction with offer packages coming at roughly $10 million plus per season according to some sources closest to the situation.
If that is the case their potential media rights deal would put them towards the bottom of the list of NHL franchises around the league with low rated deals.
A Golden Knights spokesman said, “We are involved in active discussions with several parties. The specifics of these discussions will remain confidential.” Per New York Post
What doesn’t make things any easier for the Golden Knights going forward is the recent approval by the NFL to officially move the Oakland Raiders to Nevada’s thriving Metropolis for the 2020-2021 NFL season. The vote was 31-1 majority by league owners.
In the NHL world in North America the major television networks the teams use are Sportsnet (Canada), RDS (French Speaking station in Canada), FOX Sports/PrimeTicket, ATT Sports Network (Formerly known as Roots Sports), TSN (Canada), CSN (NBC’s Regional Sports Group), and TVA Sports (Canada).
The search continues as the Golden Knights organization works to secure a media deal before their first season in the NHL kicks off this fall.
Stay tuned for further details of this developing story….