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MTL-rules 04-12-2011 08:16 AM

University of Toronto : Mtl can support two NHL teams
 
Great read about how Canada's teams financially support small american markets.

http://www.mowatcentre.ca/pdfs/mowatResearch/31.pdf
http://lapresseaffaires.cyberpresse....1_accueil_POS4

They say that the country could support up to 6 more teams :

1 more in TO
South of Ontario (Hamilton)
1 more in Montreal
1 more n Vancouver
Winnipeg
Quebec city

20% of all teams in Canada, yet 1/3 of all incomes comes from here.

So the question to all is... HOW SHOULD BE NAMED THE 2ND MTL TEAM ?

Some names...

The Montreal Bohémiens
The Montreal Potholes
...

Pax Macioretty 04-12-2011 08:19 AM

All of that is pretty cute, but does he consider the fact that nobody would let go of the Habs....

VirginiaMtlExpat 04-12-2011 08:20 AM

If Ottawa can revive the Sens, we put together the Maroons again.

Krnage 04-12-2011 08:21 AM

The Montreal Nordiques:sarcasm:

The Kremelin Wall* 04-12-2011 08:25 AM

No thanks. Who's going to cheer for a team that has no history, when the most historic franchise in sports history is in the same town?

Pax Macioretty 04-12-2011 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MattKOTW (Post 32306542)
No thanks. Who's going to cheer for a team that has no history, when the most historic franchise in sports history is in the same town?

Unless the team resembles to the Flyers or the Bruins :naughty:

neofury* 04-12-2011 08:39 AM

Would not be shocked if all the Gomez haters, JM/PG haters bandwagoned on the new team right away and decided to give it a 5-10 year chance to see what happens.

Would not be the slightest bit shocked. The habs would still sell out every game and the new team would still be better than at least 5-10 teams, maybe even more. Believe it or not a lot of people would probably become fans, especially people from QC if they don't get the Nords back.

OpenIceHit 04-12-2011 08:42 AM

Bettman will get us the Porto Rico Gringos before getting another canadian team...

Krnage 04-12-2011 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OpenIceHit (Post 32306727)
Bettman will get us the Porto Rico Gringos before getting another canadian team...

Is Porto Rico know hockey :sarcasm:

OpenIceHit 04-12-2011 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Krnage (Post 32306771)
Is Porto Rico know hockey :sarcasm:

Many U.S. teams didn't know either what Hockey was. I heard that during the first game ever in Raleigh, people wanted to call the police when they saw the players fighting on the ice. They didn't know what was happening...

People in Pheonix, Florida, Nashville knows about hockey as much as we know about cricket...

nnynetpotato 04-12-2011 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MTL-rules (Post 32306453)
Great read about how Canada's teams financially support small american markets.

http://www.mowatcentre.ca/pdfs/mowatResearch/31.pdf
http://lapresseaffaires.cyberpresse....1_accueil_POS4

They say that the country could support up to 6 more teams :

1 more in TO
South of Ontario (Hamilton)
1 more in Montreal
1 more n Vancouver
Winnipeg
Quebec city

20% of all teams in Canada, yet 1/3 of all incomes comes from here.

So the question to all is... HOW SHOULD BE NAMED THE 2ND MTL TEAM ?

Some names...

The Montreal Bohémiens
The Montreal Potholes
...

12 canadian teams+18 US teams=no national US TV contract=league over.

I support more canadian teams,but this is silly.

Ginu 04-12-2011 09:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MattKOTW (Post 32306542)
No thanks. Who's going to cheer for a team that has no history, when the most historic franchise in sports history is in the same town?

We have enough bandwagoners that will dump the team and pick it up again. Problem is all the fans of that team would be temporary. At least we'll know how erratic our fan base is based on their attendance :laugh:

coolasprICE 04-12-2011 09:37 AM

Montreal Protesters

Montreal Tankers

Montreal Revolution

GoodKiwi 04-12-2011 09:40 AM

Can't afford to watch the Habs live, so I'd watch the new team instead. Would be fun.

VirginiaMtlExpat 04-12-2011 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MattKOTW (Post 32306542)
No thanks. Who's going to cheer for a team that has no history, when the most historic franchise in sports history is in the same town?

The Maroons have 2 Stanley Cups http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal_Maroons .

NHLcrazy 04-12-2011 09:44 AM

I think Montreal can support a 42,000 seat arena but 2 teams? 100 years of Habs hockey in Montreal is to tough to compete against.

knuck 04-12-2011 09:44 AM

I don't even feel like reading this. I just saw the title and my instant reaction was "no thanks. Not interested".

optimus2861 04-12-2011 09:49 AM

A second NHL team in either Toronto or Montreal would have the same fan appeal as the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers.

hotcarle 04-12-2011 09:52 AM

Bring back the Maroons. They can play at the Olympic Stadium.

They were our city's forgotten Stanley Cup Champs, as described in the book I read "The Montreal Maroons; a city's forgotten Stanley Cup Champs".

Apparently the rivalry was HUGE. It had a big Anglo/Franco edge.

The Maroons built the Forum, The Habs were playing at the old Westmount Arena...one day...the Westmount Arena mysteriously burned down...yet all the Habs gear got out in time, as it wasn't in the building for some reason. The Habs had a lease there and were trying(unsuccessfully to get out of it). They then moved to the Forum with the Maroons.

The Maroons could draw better than half the teams in the league if they returned, no matter where they played. We can finally retire Nels "Old Poison" Stewart's number.

Richiebottles 04-12-2011 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by optimus2861 (Post 32307585)
A second NHL team in either Toronto or Montreal would have the same fan appeal as the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers.

Or the Rangers and Islanders

Guy Germaine 04-12-2011 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hotcarle (Post 32307629)
Bring back the Maroons. They can play at the Olympic Stadium.

They were our city's forgotten Stanley Cup Champs, as described in the book I read "The Montreal Maroons; a city's forgotten Stanley Cup Champs".

Apparently the rivalry was HUGE. It had a big Anglo/Franco edge.

The Maroons built the Forum, The Habs were playing at the old Westmount Arena...one day...the Westmount Arena mysteriously burned down...yet all the Habs gear got out in time, as it wasn't in the building for some reason. The Habs had a lease there and were trying(unsuccessfully to get out of it). They then moved to the Forum with the Maroons.

The Maroons could draw better than half the teams in the league if they returned, no matter where they played. We can finally retire Nels "Old Poison" Stewart's number.

That would be awful for the city. Probably be comparable to the secatarianism seen in Glasgow.

Where would the team be located though? They'd have to do better than the east end, that's for sure.

Strik_IX 04-12-2011 10:05 AM

Montreal could technically handle 2 teams, but no one's going to show up. It's habs or nothing and I like it that way.

NHLcrazy 04-12-2011 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Guy Germaine (Post 32307762)

Where would the team be located though? They'd have to do better than the east end, that's for sure.

In the Bell Center

82 homes games per year! 5-8 games to watch per week on TV!

Strik_IX 04-12-2011 10:06 AM

I know! Give Laval or the south shore a team, you can call it the souped up civics :P

Lafleurs Guy 04-12-2011 10:19 AM

The West Islanders


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