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12-27-2004, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Mayor of MacAppolis
Winnipeg is a pipe dream. If they were serious about an NHL team, they would have built an NHL size arena. Unfortunately for the few day dream believers in Manitoba, their hearts are going to be frequently broken. They are going to be the NHL's *****es until the shine is off their arena. Teams will use them as leverage to get their own new arena, much like the Devils did. If it ever came down to actually moving though, Winnipeg will never get serious consideration as long as Houston, Seattle, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Cleveland, and Quebec City don't have a team. Time to get out and support the Moose before you lose them too.
Seattle will never get a team since they don't have an arena. There is no interest in Vegas. The odds of the NHL coming to KC are pretty slim. The NHL just put a team in Ohio, so I doubt Cleveland would be a top destination. Houston is the only American city that deserves an NHL team, as they have been shafted time and time again.

I, for one, would love to see a team in Quebec City, but they really need a new arena. The Copps Coliseum in Hamilton would require extensive renovations to foot an NHL team there. Winnipeg's economy is in the best shape it has been in 25 years. In the mid 90's, Winnipeg was in decline. Times have changed, and just like Minnesota, we will one day see an NHL team faceoff at the MTS Centre, despite the mayor of MacAppolis' objections!

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