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09-03-2012, 02:38 PM
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Originally Posted by trueblue9441 View Post
none of those markets are ready. none. hamilton needs a new facility. an nhl team cannot play at copps coliseum, its old, outdated and would take 100's of millions to renovate. also you need to strike a deal with buffalo and toronto because hamilton is in their market.

seattle, they don't have an arena that would be NHL ready and there is none in sight.

quebec city has the best chance, but that new arena is set to open in 2015, years away.

so no, none of those cities are NHL ready.
Copps isn't as bad as you're making it out to be. It's better than Nassau, the mall and the Igloo and there were/are NHL teams in those buildings. The fans are there, they would certainly support it and you wouldn't have to clear it with Buffalo or TO... in fact Hamilton was a front runner for the Yotes as it is.

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