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Baby steps to a pro sports team

Amid all the big-idea talk about hauling in a pro sports franchise to Las Vegas, one athletipundit proposes we take baby steps: Start small with a pro hockey team and clamber our way up to pro football. And whaddya know, the Phoenix Coyotes are kinda available. From The Faster Times:

I understand how much Canada loves their hockey. I know that giving our little sister to the north another team would likely result in fine attendance numbers. However, there is a city not far from Phoenix that is more desperate for a major sports team than any other city in the world: Las Vegas. Sin City would be the perfect home for the Coyotes. The city of Las Vegas has been begging for a major sports team for years. An NHL team would be a perfect fit.

As a longtime journalist in Southern Nevada, native Las Vegan Andrew Kiraly has served as a reporter covering topics as diverse as health, sports, politics, the gaming industry and conservation. He joined Desert Companion in 2010, where he has helped steward the magazine to become a vibrant monthly publication that has won numerous honors for its journalism, photography and design, including several Maggie Awards.