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10-23-2012, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by MoreOrr View Post
Someone should build an arena in Cambridge to service southern Ontario (Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Guelph, Brantford, even London). Or somewhere along the 401 just out of reach of the Maple Leaf restrictive territory (which would be about somewhere directly west of Cambridge and south of Kitchener).
That would ultimately be the best location, serving the huge population of southern Ontario outside of Toronto, and also sufficiently distant from Buffalo not to ill-effect the Sabres.
Problem is then Detroit would show up with their palms out. That area is completely covered, they have to pay some people to make it happen. Detroit could stomach the scenario you are saying but they will want a check as will the Leafs still. The Buffalo area simply will not allow their part of the market to be fringed upon. In fact part of the problem is I would guess Pegula got certain protections when purchasing the team to insure this wouldn't happen.

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