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10-27-2012, 11:29 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
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if hamilton doesnt get the next NHL team, dont blame it on the NHL. Blame it on the city of hamilton and the government of ontario for not getting their **** together. The copps upgrade needs to be approved and implemented now in order for the city to have a chance. In addition, the infrastructure upgrades needed (both public transit and HWY) also have to be at the minimum planned, if not started.
Sorry, but i don't buy that at all. The NHL knows exactly where it wants to be, and if they want to further tap the southern Ontario market by putting a team in Hamilton, I have no doubt the a clear, message would be sent to the city and any owner, and Copps would be upgraded in heartbeat.
As I've read before, Copps is accurately described , not as a physically or structurally old arena, but rather an economically old arena. Seats, ice making et al have been upgraded. It just needs private suites, and as has been mentioned here countless times, it was designed to be upgraded for such changes.
It would be quite easy to put an NHL team in Copps, even right now, if need be.
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