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11-30-2012, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by sandysan View Post
I agree that it takes time to grow the game and nsh has done a better job than most. The question is how long do you give a franchise to establish a stable market ? It seems that the answer from many small market fans is perpetually "one more year". No one likes the notion of possibility of losing their team but aside from situations like Atlanta where the ownership walked away from the team,at what point does persistent failure in the stands indicates failed market ?
Honestly, I believe that with the right ownership, and (reasonablly sized) market can support an NHL team. Including Phoenix. The question is, at what point does the cost of getting it to a hockey market outweigh the benefit?

Cities I think can support teams: Quebec City, Markham/Toronto/whatever, Seattle, Houston, Milwaukee, Kansas City

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