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08-08-2010, 12:52 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Phoenix
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Originally Posted by Killion View Post
I agree Whilee. It was just an idea that's been floated. With a population of what, 200,000 - 250,000 (?), its' just not practicable. If Phoenix itself & surrounding boroughs (most of which have massive deficits to deal with amongst many other problems) kicked in then ya, could be done; impossible mountain to climb with all kinds of conflicting interests. Even if it was somehow possible for Glendale to go it alone, the hour is awfully late. It may be a journey up the Kyber without a paddle, but its worth exploring, as it has worked elsewhere beyond GreenBay. My favorite being the "Toledo Mud Hawks" (Corporal Klingers' team - MASH) which is community owned.
Back to reality. Hockey is not the major sport in Arizona. It ranks just behind mountain climbing in Sedona and Flagstaff. There is a core of hockey fans here but clearly not enough to warrant a community owned team. The sport is growing fast down here but the market is 20 years away from becoming a real hockey town.

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