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10-07-2012, 11:44 AM
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JMROWE
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Originally Posted by Stix and Stones View Post
Here is an excerpt from the meeting between the NHL and Markham representitives back in 2010. The meeting was about Markham lobbying the NHL for Canada's next NHL team.

“He said to us, north Toronto good,” recalled Markham regional councillor Jim Jones. “But he didn’t promise anything,”

It was hardly a guarantee of a team, but it was all the assurance city officials needed.


So Jim, the link is below. I ask you why would the NHL say, "North Toronto good"?


thestar.com/news/gta/article/1267788--markham-s-power-play-will-plans-to-build-a-325-million-arena-boost-or-burden-the-city

If you take the time to read the entire article Jim, you'll find Roustan has done quite a bit of planning. I think he knows the best place to put an NHL team that would be acceptable to the NHL.
The NHL. meet with Hamilton representitives as well back early in 2010 as well & said the same thing & I also reacall Gary Bettman saying a NHL. team in Markham could work but would make no where near the amount of money the leafs do . The thing is whar makes more business sense a NHL. team in Markham which would cost about 600 - 700 million dollars on top of what that new arena would cost & you have to find some one who will shell out that kind of money for a hockey team as for Hamilton we are booming with economic investment right now also you could put an NHL. team in Hamilton for 60% of the cost that would take to put a team in Markham not to mention you would less resistance in Hamilton than you would Markham . Because if push come to shove & MLSE. has to make a choice who to allow to have an NHL. team between Hamilton & Markham they would choose the city that is far enough away that it won't effect both there hockey & non hockey intrest & that city is Hamilton .

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