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07-12-2011, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by not a trapdoor View Post
Houston: A good sports town & a massive market.

Toronto: Like Quebec, the market for hockey is there & at the moment demand very much outstrips supply. They might be another LA Clippers, but they'd still thrive.
For Houston, how has the Aeros attendance been? Just because it's a huge market doesn't mean it will be successful. Atlanta has 8 million'ish people in it's area, but there wasn't enough support for the team. Any warm climate team is going to have that specter; doubly so if/when Phoenix moves next year.

As for Toronto, Hamilton would get a team before Toronto gets a 2nd team. Toronto has an NHL and AHL team in the city, in addition to Junior hockey in the area, so I dunno about about adding another professional team in Toronto.

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