Capitals commemorate Golden Knights with full-page ad in Las Vegas paper

The Capitals have a lot to celebrate, but wanted to acknowledge their competitors first.

The Stanley Cup champions took out a full page in the Las Vegas Review-Journal to congratulate the Golden Knights on a competitive run in the championship series and a historic first season in the league.

 

“Congratulations to the Vegas Golden Knights on the most successful inaugural season in the history of professional sports,” the ad read. “World class ownership, front office, coaching staff and people. A magnificent team of talented, hard-working players and stars. A fantastic venue filled with passionate, loud and proud fans.

“It was an honor to compete against you in the Stanley Cup Final. We are truly VEGAS STRONG.”

From GM George McPhee, with love: Golden Knights want to thank you for our unparalleled success

Kevin Allen, USA TODAY Sports
Published 1:24 p.m. ET May 17, 2018

LAS VEGAS — Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee was named a finalist for the NHL’s GM of the year and we don’t need Las Vegas bookmakers to tell us he’s a prohibitive favorite to win the award.

The man has built the best expansion team in professional sports history. The Golden Knights are two wins short of qualifying for the Stanley Cup Final heading into Friday’s Game 4 at T-Mobile Arena (8 p.m, ET, NBC Sports Network). They lead the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in their Western Conference final series.

The always-gracious McPhee will want to thank those who helped him get here, so we’ve tried to be helpful by filling out “Thank You” cards for him:

Dear Marc-Andre Fleury: Many thanks for your decision to waive your no-trade clause with the Pittsburgh Penguins to allow us to select you in the expansion draft. We wouldn’t be where we are without your goaltending and your presence in the dressing room. Your goaltending has been out of this world and your willingness to promote our team and the game in Las Vegas has helped us grow strong roots in the community. People said you were a classy gentleman and the perfect teammate, but you can’t fully appreciate those traits until you see them up close and personal as we have.

Dear Vegas owner Bill Foley: Thanks for everything, especially the “Golden Knights” nickname and for saying we could make the playoffs in three years and win the Stanley Cup in six. We’re not afraid of high expectations in Vegas.

Dear NHL commissioner Gary Bettman: Thanks for signing off on a more generous player dispersal system for the expansion draft. This should be a model for future expansion in all sports. When you see how this has helped establish our team in Las Vegas, you wonder why we were so hard on past expansion teams. When McDonald’s Corporation awards a new franchise, the company doesn’t insist that it launch with inferior items on the menu. Why did sports leagues do that for so many years?

Dear Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon: Should probably send you a box of chocolates along with this ‘”thank you” for the sweet deal you gave us on Jonathan Marchessault and Reilly Smith. Landing Marchessault to take Smith’s contract off your hands gave us two-thirds of our top line. Forever grateful.

Dear NFL: Thanks for moving slowly on coming to Las Vegas because we’ve been the first plant our flag and win over this incredibly passionate fan base. It’s laughable now that some people believed pro sports wouldn’t work here. Our fan base is electrifying. If you want to know how to ignite them, we can help.

Dear Florida Panthers: Thanks to whoever made the final decision to fire Gerard “Turk” Gallant as coach. (Dale Tallon didn’t have final say at the time). All that matters is Turk – no one calls him Gerard – was available to be our coach. He’s perfect to lead our band of Golden Misfits. He relates to players and he understands the game at a DNA level.

Dear Expendables: Thanks to all of my players who came in with the attitude that their former teams were wrong to make them available to us. William Karlsson went from six goals for the Columbus Blue Jackets to 43 for us. Erik Haula went from 15 goals for the Minnesota Wild to 29.  Nate Schmidt went from third-pairing defenseman in Washington to a top defenseman for us.

Dear former Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher: Sorry you had so many skilled players on your roster that you couldn’t protect them all. You were in a difficult position that forced you to give us two quality players (Haula and Alex Tuch) to protect players such as Mathew Dumba and Marco Scandella, etc. P.S. We think Tuch is going to be a force for us.

READ FULL STORY: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/columnist/allen/2018/05/17/nhl-playoffs-golden-knights-thank-you-nfl-gary-bettman/619497002/

 


 

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Bryce Harper’s love affair with his Vegas Golden Knights – and hockey – goes into overtime

It’s the one where he’ll be wearing a gold, black and steel gray uniform,  perhaps a helmet perched on his head as he settles in front of his vast TV.

This is where he’ll be watching his beloved Vegas Golden Knights hockey team play Game 3 of their Stanley Cup Western Conference finals at T-Mobile Arena against the Winnipeg Jets, the best-of-seven series tied at 1-1, with Harper wondering how much more his heart can take it.

“I get more nervous watching them than anything I’ve ever done in my life,’’ Harper tells USA TODAY Sports, “even playing ball. I don’t get nervous watching my team or when I play at all. I really don’t.

“But when I’m watching them, I get so nervous. I’ll sit on the couch with my wife, going nuts.

“It’s unreal.’’

The Golden Knights, vying to become the first expansion team in a major sport to win a championship in its inaugural season, and already the first hockey team to reach the playoffs in its first year in nearly 40 years, are just three victories shy of going where nobody in their right mind believed they would reach.

Yes, the Stanley Cup Finals.

Forget the 1980 U.S. Olympic Team; maybe the Golden Knights are the unlikeliest miracle on ice.

No one gave them a prayer this season – an NHL-worst 500-to-1 longshot to win the Stanley Cup – except for this certain 25-year-old who happens to be one of the greatest baseball players in the world, and will soon become rich enough to buy his own casino.

“I’m really not surprised,’’ Harper says. “They’re a great team. There’s a lot of guys on that team that have chips on their shoulders because they got let go on other teams they were playing on.

“Look at us. We’ve got one of the best goalies of all-time in our net in (Marc-Andre) Fleury. He was the leader of that team that won three Stanley Cups in Pittsburgh. If we didn’t have a goalie on our team like that, it would definitely be tough. (Wild Bill) Karlsson is having one of the best years of his career. He has six goals in Columbus last year and now has 43 for us.

“We get (Jonathan) Marchessault from the Panthers, and look at the way he’s been playing. Reilly Smith. That whole front line has been unbelievable. Deryk Engelland and Schmidty (Nate Schmidt) coming from the Caps. James Neal, who was with Pittsburgh and Nashville.

“They’re all just such a great group of guys. Just a bunch of really cool dudes who are fast and quick and put the puck into the net. I could go on and on.’’

The Golden Knights have taken Las Vegas by storm, and, oh, can you tell who has caught hockey fever?

Harper and his wife, Kayla, don’t even have kids yet, but Harper already has chosen the sport he wants them to play.

“I’ve fallen in love with hockey,’’ Harper says. “When we have kids, I want them to play hockey. How awesome would that be? I can’t imagine being on the ice and playing such a cool sport.’’

Harper has become Barry Melrose without the colorful high-fashion outfits, soaking up as much hockey knowledge as he can these days. Do you know any other professional athlete who attended virtually every Golden Knights home game during the winter, wearing their jerseys at every opportunity, and occasionally wearing a helmet watching them on his living room couch?

 Do you know any other ballplayer who drops in on their practices, sends dozens of autographed bats with the Golden Knights logo to their locker room, drops the puck against the Washington Caps wearing an Alex Tuch jersey, and is already tentatively planning to see them if they’re playing in the Stanley Cup Finals on a May 24 off day?

 “It’s the first team I really had a passion rooting for,’’ says Harper, born and raised in Las Vegas, and, yes, blessed with the ability to ice skate. “Growing up, I didn’t really root for many teams. I always liked the Lakers. Liked Dallas in football.

“But those are all the winning teams. Even baseball, I’d get home and watch the Braves on Turner, or the Cubs on WGN, right after “Full House’’ and “Family Matters.’’

“But now, I can’t get enough of them. I watch them religiously. I love hockey.’’

Who’d ever have imagined that Las Vegas would become a hockey town, with every game sold out? Really, it’s the gateway to the gambling capital of the USA turning into a sports mecca.

READ FULL STORY: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2018/05/15/bryce-harper-vegas-golden-knights-hockey/611030002/

 


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Blink-182 Assume Classic Rock Mantle With Las Vegas Residency

Blink-182 are bringing “The Rock Show” to Las Vegas with their 16-date “Kings of the Weekend” residency at the Palms Casino Resort’s Pearl Concert Theater, which takes place on select weekends from May 26 through November 17.

“When the Palms asked us to do a residency here in Vegas, we said ‘Absolutely!’” singer and bassist Mark Hoppus said in a statement. “Now, we just have to cast our showgirls, create our set list — a true throwback of Vegas classics with Sinatra, Liberace. Maybe we can even marry someone on stage … The possibilities in Vegas are endless.”

With their extended stay in Sin City, the snotty pop-punk trio — composed of Hoppus, drummer Travis Barker and singer/guitarist Matt Skiba — follow in the footsteps of countless classic rock bands, from The Who to Guns N’ Roses, as well as pop stars like Britney Spears and country icons like Shania Twain. Celine Dion effectively kicked off the residency trend with her A New Day… engagement, which ran from 2003 to 2007 at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace and grossed over $385 million, becoming the most successful residency of all time.

Blink-182 topped the Billboard 200 albums chart with their latest album, California (their first without founding guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge), and played a slew of U.S. amphitheater and festival dates throughout 2016 and 2017 on the accompanying tour. They’ve scored several multiplatinum albums over the course of their nearly 25-year career, and the “Kings of the Weekend” residency finds them transitioning into, essentially, a classic rock act.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing, either: It reduces the rigors of the road for the band while allowing them to charge more money for tickets and potentially customize each show, treating hardcore fans to a deep dive through their discography. At the very least, it’ll give nostalgic tourists the chance to wail “All the Small Things” at the top of their lungs one more time.

Tickets for Blink-182’s “Kings of the Weekend” residency go on sale to the general public on Friday and can be purchased on the band’s website.

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What’s happening in Vegas is turning the hockey world on its head

With 15 games left in the regular season, including their KeyBankCenter debut at 1 p.m. today against the Sabres, the Vegas Golden Knights have become one of the favorites to reach the Stanley Cup Final. In their first year of existence.

Even the hockey gods think that’s a bit crazy.

If you’ve been wallowing in the Sabres season and have missed the Vegas story, here’s the recap:

The first-year team got off to a hot start, going 8-3-0 in October. Impressive, but the hockey world wondered if the Golden Knights could keep up all that winning.

Turns out they could.

They went 11-1-1 in December, had an eight-game winning streak carry over to the new year, and arrive in Buffalo with four players hitting the 60-point mark for the season.

For contrast, the Sabres have only two players in the 50-point club – Jack Eichel with 53 and Ryan O’Reilly with 50.

Leading the Golden Knights is center Jonathan Marchessault with 65 points, while William Karlsson, Randy Smith, and David Perron all have 60. All were chosen in the expansion draft. All had some NHL experience.  All were looking for a place to call home.

“You look at the players they have and the depth that they have,” O’Reilly said. “They’re bringing on all these guys with a lot of them coming from successful teams. They’re all veteran players that have been around and when you bring a group like that together, you see how they’ve done, how consistent they are and how they found a way to work. I didn’t expect them to be at the top but you expect them to be at least competing every night and what they’ve done is very impressive.”

The majority of the Vegas roster is comprised of players from the expansion draft, players left unprotected by their former teams. If you think that means there’s a group of players who came together with a chip on their shoulder, Marchessault said you’d be right.

“Yeah, sure. Everybody was part of an organization that they didn’t protect you and didn’t necessarily want you,” Marchessault said Friday after Vegas practiced in KeyBank Center. “It’s definitely hard to take, but it’s a hard business also. You’re never safe. Everybody wants to be part of history, wants to be part of something great. We came in with the same mentality. We wanted to win games.”

And win games they have.

Vegas has run away with the Pacific Division and is in second place in the Western Conference at 43-19-5. Should the Golden Knights win today, they will set the record for most road wins by an expansion club with 20, breaking the mark of 19 set by Anaheim in the 1993-94 season.

“I was (surprised) a little bit early on, like if they could maintain that throughout the year,” Sabres coach Phil Housley said. “They’ve done a terrific job. You put together their speed and transition and their work level, I think that’s one of the biggest things in their identity is that they work. If you put work and speed together, that’s a deadly combination.”

Hard work has been the core identity of the Golden Knights. Because along with that chip on their shoulders, the players in Vegas realize what they achieve collectively is larger than what they are individually.

READ FULL STORY: http://buffalonews.com/2018/03/09/what-happens-in-vegas-is-turning-the-hockey-world-on-its-head/

 


 

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As Golden Knights Soar, Las Vegas Stakes Its Claim as a Sports Town

When the N.H.L. released its schedule last summer, Kelly and Lindqvist saw that their beloved Pittsburgh Penguins would visit Las Vegas to play the expansion Golden Knights on a Thursday in mid-December.

Eager to see their team play in the newest N.H.L. city, Kelly, Lindqvist and a dozen friends planned a long weekend around the Penguins game. They booked rooms on the Strip, at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, and spent the weekend seeing the sights.

“We bought tickets as soon as they went on sale,” said Kelly, who has had Penguins season tickets with her husband for a decade. “We go to about one road game a year, to Chicago, Buffalo, New York, D.C.”

Before game time in Las Vegas, she looked across a plaza outside T-Mobile Arena, where many hundreds of Penguins fans were congregating, and said: “We did not expect to see this.”

It’s fair to say the owners of the Golden Knights, the N.H.L. and the city of Las Vegas did not expect that, either. By most measures, the hockey team’s inaugural season has been a smashing success — one the Raiders hope to duplicate when they move to the city from Oakland for the 2020 N.F.L. season.

With 41 wins and 87 points through Monday, the Golden Knights have been extending the record for most wins by an N.H.L. expansion team week after week. In first place in the Western Conference, they are the second-highest scoring team in the league and look poised for a playoff run.

A big reason for the Golden Knights’ success is their play at T-Mobile Arena, where they are 24-5-2. Through the first 31 home games, the team averaged17,969 fans, or 103.5 percent of the arena’s capacity, when including standing room tickets. All 44 luxury suites have been rented. The team sold its entire allotment of 12,500 season tickets, and Kerry Bubolz, the team president, told LVSportsBiz.com this month that about 2,500 fans had paid deposits to be part of the season-ticket waiting list.

Oscar Lindberg and the Golden Knights have the best record in the Western Conference and set a record for most wins by an N.H.L. expansion team. CreditL.E. Baskow/Associated Press

According to Fanatics, the largest online seller of licensed sports goods, the Golden Knights have ranked fourth in N.H.L. merchandise sales this season — and first since the start of 2018.

The fast start by the Golden Knights has, for now, allayed fears that the N.H.L.’s decision to put another team in a desert city would lead to financial trouble. (See: Coyotes, Arizona.) Commissioner Gary Bettman has for years pushed for new teams in the Sun Belt, with mixed success, and aiming for Las Vegas, in particular, seemed like an overreach.

It is the country’s 40th largest television market, best known as a destination for tourists and gamblers, and has a population heavy on retirees and service industry workers, who are unlikely candidates to spend thousands of dollars on season tickets. The city had little hockey tradition; it has hosted minor league teams but has few ice rinks or youth leagues.

But an influx of out-of-town fans has complemented the Golden Knights’ fast start on the ice and at the box office. This is good news for local hotels, restaurants and casinos, which host 43 million visitors a year, and for the team as it gets its bearings in the market.

Other N.H.L. teams in areas that attract transplanted retirees — like the Arizona Coyotes and the Florida Panthers — also tend to have strong crowds supporting the opposition. The Golden Knights, though, appear to have specifically designed their game nights like most things in their city: as tourist attractions.

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Groundbreaking set for new Las Vegas Ballpark

By: Caroline Bleakley

Posted: Feb 13, 2018 09:58 AM PST
Updated: Feb 13, 2018 09:58 AM PST

LAS VEGAS – The groundbreaking for the new Las Vegas Ballpark at Downtown Summerlin will take place on Feb. 23.

Officials from the Howard Hughes Corporation, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, as well as local leaders, major and minor baseball executives and Las Vegas 51s officials will be at the groundbreaking.

The site will be home to the Las Vegas 51s and a 10,000-fan capacity stadium.

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Raiders President hopeful Las Vegas gets Super Bowl by 2025

Posted: Feb 08, 2018 7:23 PM PST
Updated: Feb 09, 2018 12:17 AM PST

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Walking into the Raiders Preview Center, it’s like a blast from the past, almost like a time machine with the old pads, the old pictures, and the old video past Raider greats. Walking farther, the current state of the franchise, and a look the future of the Raiders in Las Vegas are visible too.

Most NFL teams who built a stadium in the past decade have opened a preview center for fans, similar to the one the Raiders opened this past week, but the silver and black are the only ones who added a public element.

“We felt that was important so that people in Las Vegas and those that don’t know that much about the Raiders, as well as all the Raiders fans who will fly in, get a chance to see some of the history, some of the memorabilia we have here and get excited for the stadium project,” Raiders President, Marc Badain said.

Marc Badain had a big say in the design and look of the Raiders preview center, but he said what’s been done there is only the start.

“At some point we’ll do a Raiders Hall of Fame,” Badain said. “I wouldn’t say this is a Hall of Fame, but this is a good test for what a Hall of Fame could look like and the type of information we could share and the type of environment we could create for Raiders fans around the world as they come to Las Vegas.”

One of the big features in the preview center is a live and interactive firsthand look at the soon-to-be Raiders stadium on Russell Road. Set to open in the summer of 2020, Badain said it is right on schedule.

“Steel is going in the ground around April, the progress has been absolutely astounding and it’s been exciting for everyone on staff and everyone with the organization,” Badain said.

Excitement has grown in Las Vegas not just for the Raiders, but for future Super Bowls. The NFL begin to finalize future host cities as soon as next month.

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Golden Knights’ home dominance equals red ink for sportsbooks

Everyone knows the house always wins in Las Vegas. Oddsmakers just had the wrong house.

The Vegas Golden Knights have dominated opponents with a league-best 19-2-2 home record. In a city where fans can show their enthusiasm in the form of a wager before heading to T-Mobile Arena, the dominance has an added dimension.

“We’ve been getting our butts kicked,” South Point oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro said. “We should rename it ‘free date night.’ A guy invites a girl out to dinner and stops at the sportsbook on the way to the game. What she doesn’t realize is we are paying for everything.”

A $100 wager on every Knights home game in 2017-18 to date would have net a bettor $1,395. That is an extraordinarily profitable return. And, though hockey losses typically amount to little more than a rounding error for a casino’s bottom line, the phenomenon that has been the first season for the first big-league team based in the only U.S. city where you can make a legal wager has created a perfect storm effect for the books.

“Hockey is usually a very poorly bet sport,” William Hill director of trading Nick Bogdanovich said. “But all of a sudden we have big decisions and we keep losing them. Players just keep rolling over their winnings.”

Local properties are booking between 10 and 15 times the handle on Golden Knights home games than for any other NHL team. And that number increases during the game, as fans can bet from their seats on mobile devices. In total, the handle represents the equivalent of an average NFL game, which is in the six-figure neighborhood for each sportsbook.

“When the [Chicago] Blackhawks came to town, my handle on that one game was more than the entire Stanley Cup Final last year,” Golden Nugget sportsbook director Tony Miller said. “It’s a good thing because they’re betting other games but, man, it gets to a point where it’s a love/hate relationship.”

The Golden Knights surpassed their preseason over/under of 26.5 wins on Jan. 2. They can go over their projected season point total of 68.5 Thursday night against the New York Islanders. This unexpected run has collectively cost sportsbooks well over a million dollars combined, and the damage is more significant if you factor in adjoining parlays.

“The betting public found a new ATM,” says Westgate Las Vegas Superbook oddsmaker and manager John Murray. “It’s called the Golden Knights.”


The “Vegas Flu?”

Like the fairy tale, this Cinderella story also involves danger after midnight. Some have theorized that the Golden Knights’ impressive home record can be attributed to the “Vegas flu” — visiting teams enjoying the city’s temptations and perhaps not recovering properly.

“This is, uh, a pretty entertaining city to be in for teams,” Tampa Bay Lightningcaptain Steven Stamkos conceded to ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski, following a loss in Las Vegas. He would not elaborate.

If you subscribe to the “local distractions” theory, you could argue that the NHL schedule can serve as an enabler. In October, the Chicago Blackhawks arrived two days early and then lost as -175 favorites. The Colorado Avalanche chose to spend the night in Las Vegas before a 3 p.m. (local time) faceoff on Oct. 27. They lost 7-0. Both defeats came at the hands of a newly formed expansion roster of NHL castaways, including a third-string rookie starting at goalie.

“We hear the rumors but unless you have private detectives that say [players] were at [the legendary strip club] Spearmint Rhino or shooting dice all night, I don’t know if that’s the case,” Bogdanovich said.

The stories are prevalent on social media but unconfirmed. One team nearly drank a prominent restaurant out of champagne in one night. Another team had a slush fund of $30,000 for a single night in Sin City. Are the stories true? Would it matter if they were?

“Billy Martin and Mickey Mantle would go out drinking all night,” Wynn executive director of race and sports John Avello countered. “Guys would see them out and bet against them. They’d still get three hits the next day. For some guys, it doesn’t affect them.”

But Las Vegas is unlike any city visited by the Yankees of yesteryear — no last call, and it never shuts down. Understandably, this narrative has resonated throughout the league and caused some teams to take precautions with hotel location or other restrictions. However, current Columbus Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella challenged the hoopla, questioning the toughness of modern-day players and mocking how “carrot juice” has replaced alcohol.

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CES 2018: It’s Not Just About The Giant TVs Anymore

In years past, the Consumer Electronics Show could be mistaken for the world’s largest Best Buy, with row upon row of giant, glowing, wall-filling television sets.

TVs still play a big part of the show, though the energy and excitement in Las Vegasthis year is tilted toward smart speakers and intelligent connected devices and the powerful Silicon Valley companies whose technology powers them.

As the doors open today on the world’s largest electronics trade show, the Consumer Technology Association expects that voice computing, artificial intelligence and connectivity will be the dominant themes. That’s reflected on the show floor, where Google will have an outsized presence.

Voice-controlled smart speakers, including the Amazon Echo and Google Home, sold like crazy this past holiday season, with unit sales increasing 279% from a year ago, according to the CTA. The trade group expects similarly stratospheric numbers this year, with unit sales approaching 44 million in the U.S. alone.

The galloping popularity of devices that respond to the sound of our voice will have a ripple effect on the smart-home market, spurring consumers to experiment with a host of new “smart” products — from connected thermostats, WiFi-connected security cameras, smart locks and doorbells and the like.

“These devices are growing rapidly with lots of consumer interest,” said Mike Vorhaus, president of Magid Advisors consultancy. “Overwhelmingly, people want these devices not only as ‘assistants’ but as household safety hubs — alarms, cameras, etc.”

Television manufacturers have been eager to jump on the talk-to-me bandwagon, with Samsung Monday announcing it would bring the Bixby voice assistant now found on its Galaxy phones to its television sets in 2018, and LG opting for an assist from Google Voice.

Beyond televisions, voice assistants are lending an assist to Schlage Sense deadbolts, Whirlpool washers and dryers, and even a mirror that talks back to you (mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?).

The car companies, which in years past figured prominently at the show if largely to highlight aftermarket products, are expected to highlight work with autonomous vehicles. Newcomer Byton unveiled its concept car at the show, a smart car designed by former BMW and Apple executives.

Ford Motor Co. President and CEO Jim Hackett delivers a show-opening keynote this morning, where he is expected to offer an update on plans for self-driving cars. Lyft’s co-founder and president, John Zimmer, will speak at the annual Leaders in Technology dinner Thursday night, a high-profile show event where he’s likely to tout the ride-hailing company’s autonomous efforts.

“Lyft is going to be here in a significant way. That’s really interesting,” said Brent Weinstein, a partner at UTA. “Historically it’s been the car manufacturers and manufacturers of stuff in the cars taking up the oxygen.”

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