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01-31-2012, 10:46 PM
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peter sullivan
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Originally Posted by MAROONSRoad View Post
However, I agree with you. The NHL is not big in Seattle at all. To give you one example, I know the local NBC affiliate has in the past not shown NHL games if there was something more popular they could televise. Proximity to Canada and the existence of a few WHL teams in the area does not make Seattle a hockey city.
an existing fan base has not been a prerequisite for the NHL in the past....how much NHL presence was there in atlanta, san jose, phoenix etc...

unless they expand their footprint in canada the NHL will be cultivating fans from virgin soil no matter where they go.

i think seattle is a decent option for the league.

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