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02-14-2005, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Fletch
we've come to some agreement. I agree about the Pac N-West, as Seattle and Portland come to mind (although I haven't personally seen any market data, they're just cities I thought to be potential naturals). Agreed on Carolina (heck, I don't know if Carolina's any better than Hartford at this point). And thought that perhaps the last couple teams added might've been better served being re-locations, i.e., Anaheim to Columbus.
Portland is the city that always comes up.

Interesting article here from May '03
An expansion team named the Minnesota Wild was the second worst team in the NHL's Western Conference. The Anaheim Mighty Ducks were the worst, a fitting fate for a team named after a miserable movie.

And the Portland Oregon Sports Authority launched an aggressive 12-week campaign to gauge public interest in hockey. NHL 2 Portland lasted nine months.

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