Done deal! Las Vegas awarded the 31st NHL franchise

So it’s official: Las Vegas is getting an NHL expansion franchise for a fee of $500 million. People are happy in Vegas, but a lot of reaction from Canadian fans is crying about how Quebec City and all of Canada got the shaft from Gary Bettman.

Well, Canadians can cry all they want, but a $500 million expansion fee comes to $640 million Canadian factoring in the exchange rate. That’s a ridiculous sum of money, folks, that Quebec would have had to pay just to get into the league.

Frankly, I think Quebec City would be better off trying to get a CFL team in there. They can at least afford that.