Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley says the potential January 15 restart date for the upcoming NHL season could “slide a week or two” while appearing on the Fox Business tv network.
Foley appeared on the channel to discuss his partnership with Paysafe CEO Philip McHugh, but of course the Golden Knights are always a hot topic.
“It may not start Jan. 15, it may slide a week or two, but we will be playing hockey and we’ll be at T-Mobile,” Foley said.
An important note in that statement is that the Golden Knights are fully planning on playing at home, which kills the notion that teams might get together in so-called “mini bubbles” for a week or two at a time. That idea was one of several floated as a potential way to return more safely. Instead, it seems that teams will be playing to empty houses in most cases (if not all) at their home arenas.
Speaking of which, VGK fans know that earlier this fall Foley talked about how important it was to have fans at games for owners, but now seems to be accepting of the fact that may not be the case.
“Unfortunately we may not have fans, which is really sad, especially for our team because we intend on winning the Stanley Cup this year,” Foley said.
As of now, it looks like we’re creeping closer to a potential restart to the NHL season. Keep those skate laces crossed that we have something solid in place soon.