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06-17-2012, 04:58 PM
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Yeah, they'd have a lot of success keeping free agents in Wyoming.
Fan support in the area is outstanding.
Breathtaking scenery and tons of outdoor activities(Yellowstone, Grand Teton's, for both an individual and family to do.
The media isn't crazed like it is in big cities.
Similar climate to the lower parts of Canada.
If the money is there; a lot of those small-town, family oriented players who aren't overly fond of media exposure(Ryan Suter, Joni Pitkanen and the Staal's for example) would find it a great place to play.
The problem with putting a team in Wyoming would be finding an owner with the clout to back it and ensuring they have a good TV range to cater to the surrounding States. There aren't many big spenders up there.
They'd have no problem competing for FA's and the fan base is better than you realize especially if, like I said, they get the Dakota's and Montana in addition to just Wyoming(a team in Gillette would be an easy drive from Rapid City, SD and not too bad of a drive from Billings, MT).
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