Omaha as a future destination
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04-01-2012, 02:26 AM
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Edina, MN
It wouldn't be the smallest metro or the smallest arena in the NHL. It has a stable economy with a decent corporate presence and no professional competition.
Yes, Huskers football is huge. But it's also down the road and over by December. I think Columbus has a much bigger beast on its hands with OSU football, basketball, and a hockey program that's more established than UNO. Not to mention Raleigh and the level of college basketball in that state.
That doesn't make Omaha the ideal market for the NHL, but I'm sure that the NHL would "consider" it IF a rockstar ownership group emerged committed to the area. The likelihood of that happening? Unlikely.
I agree with the Tulsa comment. I think that's the true black horse market that could come out of nowhere and surprise some people in the next ten years.
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