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06-02-2011, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by neofury View Post
No but we could definitely support an AHL team especially if that team became our farm team instead of Hamilton. I know enough prospect junkies around here to know the place would be filled most nights

That all being said, no way we could support another NHL team. It isn't that we don't have the numbers for it and we do have a solid market, it's the fact that I just don't see other Montrealer's rooting for another team. If we were a huge city like NYC and we had two stadiums at opposite ends of the city maybe I could see it but I really doubt Montreal could support a second hockey team. The Expos I think would get by and an AHL team would likely flourish.
That would fail unless Hamilton straight up moved their entire organization to Montreal. Hamilton does a great job developing our players and quite frankly in Montreal the AHL fans would demand wins and we'd end up with a poopy AHL squad that plays to win now, screw the NHL affiliate like the Chicago Wolves.

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