Each passing day, it sounds more and more like this whole Las Vegas NHL expansion thing is closer to reality. Prospective team owner Bill Foley is starting a ticket drive to gauge local interest in a team, an arena is being built by MGM right behind the New York, New York casino on the Strip, and it's clear that there is something real going on there.
A name I think you'll remember from his playing days: Murray Craven has been a long-time friend of Bill Foley, the prospective owner of this Las Vegas hockey team. He is advising Foley right now, and if they get a team I suspect Murray Craven will be a key part in that front office alongside Foley in Las Vegas. Murray Craven, a long time Flyer and also a part of that great Canucks team in 1994. Played over 1,000 games. He lives in Montana and I think is looking to get back into hockey.
Craven was a Flyer for most of the 1980s, and he played most of his 1,000+ games in the NHL with Philadelphia. He was traded to the Flyers in 1984 along with former Phantoms head coach Joe Patterson in a deal that sent Darryl Sittler to Detroit. It was also Bob Clarke's first move as Flyers general manager. He made his name in Philadelphia and was a key piece of those late 1980s Flyers teams that really deserved to win a Stanley Cup, but never did.
There's a great feature on Craven on the Flyers official website, which is definitely worth a read. Would be pretty cool to see him get back into the game, especially with a team in Las Vegas.