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08-21-2012, 05:14 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Burlington, Ontario
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I wish they would do it. Get rid of Phoenix and put a team in Markham or Hamilton and you'll have an instant money maker. Our population can certainly handle 2 NHL teams. I don't think you realize what it's like here compared to the US, even in markets like Philly, Boston, Chicago. It's still a niche sport where up here people will fill the arena every night and there will be a ton of people watching on TV.
My thoughts exactly. Hockey is ridiculous up here. I look at a pretty decent hockey market in the Buffalo region, and during the World Juniors a couple years ago, Canadians flooded to the games absolutely dominating every other countries fanbase including the USA/Canada games.
It's cliche to say, but hockey is a religion up here. You have to experience it really to understand.
There is no doubt in my mind that another team in the area would be extremely successful.
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