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11-05-2012, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Dojji View Post
I think Texas can support two NHL teams better than it can support one. When it comes to sports, Dallas and Houston tend to be a package deal. The rivalry between the two towns makes any league that has both teams more interesting to Texans and the amount of oil money that state can sling around is absurd.

Personally I think a team in Houston would act as a catalyst to the stars in the same way each of Boston, Toronto and Montreal are stronger markets for the rivalry with each other.
But I don't think this can ever be contemplated, at least until the NHL is more healthy than it is now. Going to another southern market would be a huge, mega risk. Saying "oh Houston would help Dallas" is such irresponsible management, almost going into science-fiction. Anyway even Bettman would not do this.

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