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01-05-2013, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Hackett View Post
Portland is a smaller city. There used to be some legitimate talks about the NHL going there. They had the building, a very rich and local potential owner, and they supported their junior team very well at the time.

The prevailing assumption was that this market would not pay a premium to watch top class hockey, though.
Thanks for this explanation. I have often wondered about Portland as a potential NHL market and debated which Portland or Seattle would be a better destination for a franchise. Never knew the details, though.

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