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12-13-2012, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Sjb141 View Post
I don't like the "southern market bad, northern market good" but I do think there are some real opportunities to look at markets that might not be viable long term (aka PHX). I'm very surprised Seattle still doesn't have a hockey team - I've always thought that was a really promising market even when the Sonics were there.

Anyways that has little to do with the lockout - I think pretty much everyone at this point who is looking at this from a rational perspective feels like the players really overplayed their hand. There was all sorts of positive vibes last week and that just doesn't exist right now. Very disappointing.
Sonics old owner had them redesign stadium in early 90's to make it not-viable for NHL team

NHL did look into Seattle in early 90's expansion bids

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