Photo via the Raiders' official website
Oakland Raiders president Marc Badain wrote a hand-written note to the Vegas Golden Knights, the new NHL expansion team, as they embark on the NHL expansion draft later today.
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) June 21, 2017
Even though the Raiders are not expected to move until 2020, Badain is already working on PR in their future city of Las Vegas.
In addition, it does make sense to reach out to the Golden Knights as both teams will be entering unfamiliar territory. They will be the first major sports teams in Sin City.
This isn’t the first time Oakland has reached out to Vegas, for the team announced some of their selections from the 2017 NFL draft from their future home.
Ultimately, the move to Las Vegas is a reality and Badain has been shifting his focus to his future city instead of their current home in Oakland.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.