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Golden Knights' Bill Foley talks Premier League and NHL salary cap

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Bill Foley is sticking to his declaration.

The Golden Knights owner said “Cup in Six” before the team played a game. Foley believes the team is deep in the center, has one of the best blue lines in the NHL, and Logan He has new goalkeepers in Thompson and Addin Hill.

As part of a broader interview at his Fidelity National Financial Office on Thursday, Foley saw no reason to change course.

“I can’t guarantee it,” he said. supports my statement.”

Season 6 looks different for Foley and Knights.

Bruce Cassidy replaced Pete DeVore as coach. Thompson took over the net after double hip surgery while goalkeeper Robin Lehner was out for the season. The Knights also set the style for the season “Golden Age”. He is one of the reasons that the gray sweater has been replaced by a gold jersey as his primary home uniform.

The team is also updating the presentation of the game and filming skits to show the fans. For example, center William Carlson and left fielder Jonathan Marchéthort are in the car with Foley and arguing with each other.

“I just thought it was time to refresh,” said Foley. “Let’s go back to the Golden Misfits again, not this mature team. Just a little more silly, more fun.”

The Knights also have another team on the ice. Forwards Max Pacioleti and Evgeny Dadonov and defenseman Dylan Coghlan were traded. Fan favorites Nate Schmidt, Ryan Reeves and Marc Andre Fleury left the previous offseason.

The Knights have stopped more players from leaving. Original members Riley Smith and Braden McNab signed three-year contract extensions starting in January. Defenseman Zach Whitecloud signed a six-year deal last October. Four young players — Thompson, defenseman Nick Haig, forward Nicholas Roy and Keegan Kollcer — signed three-year deals in the last 10 months.

“My goal was to keep them from leaving us,” said Foley. “Let’s focus on getting these key players to long-term deals so we can get them for the near future. If anything, I may have been too aggressive with some of the deals.There are a few people who have gone back and forth.Now we look at it a little differently.”

With defenseman Alex Pietrangelo and center Jack Achell tied to salary caps for years, the goal of stabilizing the Knights’ roster looks realistic. Commissioner Gary Bettman said at an NHL board meeting in New York on Tuesday that the cap could be raised by $4 million next season if earnings projections are met.

It will benefit the Order more than anything else.

“It’s been great for us,” Foley said. “We’ve been very constrained by the cap during her three years. We’ve had to take many kinds of actions to ensure compliance with the cap.”

Other highlights from the interview include:

Foley has submitted an application to the Premier League to buy club AFC Bournemouth and hopes to receive approval by mid-November.

He said the deal, which is expected to cost $133 million, has been signed and has funds to complete on Oct. 31, according to the Associated Press.

Foley purchased a home in the area and obtained a permit for a new training facility. He also wants to renovate Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium or build a new one. With a maximum capacity of about 11,300, it’s the smallest in the league. Foley said he wants to secure 24,000 seats from 22,000.

While he keeps track of it, he plans to be active when the transfer window opens to buy and sell players in January. Bournemouth are 12th in the Premier League standings but four points short of relegation There is only one. Foley wants to improve his team’s attack as he has scored 10 goals in 11 games.

“My character is to do something new, to do something different, to learn,” Foley said. “That’s what I try to do in football.”

— Foley said the Knights are considering building another hockey rink near Henderson Executive Airport.

The team operates Summerlin’s City National Arena and Henderson’s Lifeguard Arena. Both facilities have two pieces of ice.

That wasn’t enough to keep up with demand: According to USA Hockey, the number of under-10 players in Nevada fell from 221 to 1,639 in five years.

“Especially in youth hockey, we need to ensure more availability,” Foley said. “We’re buried. That’s great. We want to be buried. But we have to support it.”

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