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About Camaro5

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  1. I like having Johnny O back provided he's healthy. Adds some depth and he knows the system.
  2. I don't see him going anywhere unless he wants to leave. He would be difficult to replace.
  3. Having worked in trademark law for 20 years one thing I can tell you is that the U.S. PTO is unpredictable. There are many registered trademarks that share the same wording but get allowed because of different goods & services. In other words, there has to be a "likelihood of confusion" in the marketplace among consumers. Based on that, it would not seem that a hockey team would/could be confused with an Army parachute team, but like I said, it's hard to predict what the PTO will do. There are other legal avenues as well. License agreements, limiting the scope of the trademark, etc. It's also possible that the team could register its logo with out getting a registration for the words "Vegas Golden Knights". There are other legal possibilities, but that's the gist of it. Personally, I'm not crazy about the name, but it is what it is. I'm just glad to have a team in Vegas, for obvious reasons.
  4. It's also worth noting that the Las Vegas sports books have the Hawks as favorites to win the Cup. Those guys probably look at it a little more rationally than the fans who have an emotional investment. I know there have been times this year (like the last two games) where you just think the whole thing is swirling in the bowl, but the team has stepped it up in the past come playoff time. There always seems to be a lull this time of year and maybe once the schedule isn't as busy they'll get it back on track.
  5. I was online 3 minutes after tickets went on sale trying to get tickets for a couple of Saturday night games. Within minutes the only thing left was SRO. I'm not surprised by this at all, but it is disappointing. To get them on the secondary market will cost as much as airfare from Vegas to Chicago so I might have to rethink this.
  6. It sure sounded like Stan & Co. gave it their best shot. If the kid wanted to stay closer to home, then there isn't much you can do about that. Nobody knows how the kid will do and like others have said, the Hawks may very well already have someone that could be as good as Vesey or better. One name I have't seen mentioned is Tanner Kero. He had 39 points (20g/19a) at Rockford last year and is a little older at age 24. I would think he'd have as much or more upside than Vesey.
  7. If Roy doesn't land anywhere he could be a potential candidate for Las Vegas. They could offer him a similar position to what he had in COL, but I'm not sure he'd want to coach an expansion team or if it would be a good fit.
  8. JMO, but playing for his hometown in Boston would create a lot of extra pressure. He has to realize that. It would be the same in NY with the media all over him. NJ -- meh. The Hawks give him a lot of things. The chance to play with bonafide starts and the chance to win. As for Q's history with young players, it's true he like his veterans, but if the kid comes in and plays well, he'll play. I don't know that any team is going to guarantee him a top-6 spot and leave him there if he struggles.
  9. The arena is actually a joint venture between MGM and and entertainment group, but a gaming company is involved with it. I've tried to find out through the US Patent & Trademark Office what other names they may have filed for but they must be filing under a pseudo name or holding company because I can't find anything. In any case, they'll have the name chosen fairly soon providing it passes the muster of the NHL. And with Patrick Roy leaving Colorado, could he be the 1st head coach? That would be interesting although I think he might want a better/additional title like assistant GM or something.
  10. I know that some of the naming issues have been related to getting a domain name. I work in intellectual property and and can vouch for how difficult it can be. Just about every single word in the English language has been registered as a domain name, so they almost have to use two-word combinations. I was among those that did not like anything with "Hawks" in the name. Apparently they still have two other names they're considering without the "hawks" part. Anything has to be approved by the NHL and anything gambling-related is off limits, such as Aces, Gamblers, etc. I kind of liked Scorpions or Outlaws, but Outlaws is used by an AZ hockey team. Finding a good name is kind of like trying to find a woman (if you're single). All the good ones are taken.
  11. The Hawks obviously feel that they need a player like this or they wouldn't have signed him. It wasn't what/who I was expecting. The little cap room they have it could've been spent on a better player, at least one that scores more than 2 goals a season. That minus-26 stat is scary.
  12. $1.5M seems kind of cheap for Campbell, but if he'll take it, sign him up. I read that Ladd is visiting the Islanders, probably as a replacement for Okposo. No way the Hawks could match what they would offer. Also heard about Vanek, but I'm not crazy about the guy. He's been pretty much in decline the last couple of years but maybe the Hawks can squeeze a little more out of him.
  13. I never saw much use for Mashinter, either. You'd think they could do better than him, but he comes cheap enough. If any of the new guys step up to the plate this guy will (hopefully) spend a lot of games in the press box or better yet, in Rockford.
  14. I think what GM Bergevin thought was justified is also part of the equation. You can ask for however much money you want, but it doesn't mean a thing unless you find someone that's willing to pay it. Shaw did, and that's fine, but I think the money and the term is a little more than he's worth.
  15. Whoever they lose, it's only going to be one guy. It won't be any worse than any of the others they've lost over the years.