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05-07-2009, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by JrHockeyFan View Post

as for Copp's as a home? It would take a lot of $$$ to make it barely adequate
It would take $20 mil to get it to NHL standards & they want to put $150 mil into it by the beginning of the 10-11 season.

Originally Posted by JrHockeyFan View Post
I'm also not convinced Hamilton would support that team once the novelty wears off. Yes there would be interest from fans in surrounding areas, but would it be enough.
You're kidding right? You do realize Balsillie sold out season tickets for the Predators in 2-3 days? I guarantee you there would be plenty of support for a team in Hamilton. You have some of the richest cities in Ontario less than a half hour away (Oakville, Burlington, Ancaster, and to a lesser extent Stoney Creek) and all the people who can't get Leaf tickets will easily make the trip, especially for the prices they will be in comparison to Leafs tickets.

A Hamilton-Toronto rivalry would be fierce! It would instantly blow away any rivalry Toronto has had with Ottawa, and could even match Montreal's rivalry. Many Hamiltonians hate Torontonians & vice would be insane.

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