NY Post: Conn. Gov Pursuing NHL Franchise for Hartford
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01-10-2013, 02:04 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Bedford NS
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When you sit, in route between Boston and New York, two O6 Franchises, the fan base that you hope to tap into is beyond miniscule.
There is no Baseball team here - Yankees and Red Sox
There is no Basketball team here - Knicks and Celtics
There is no Football team here - Giants and Patriots
Hockey? - Rangers and Bruins
Never going to work.
That's what I think. The Whalers survived in a different era with much lower costs. How would a new team sandwiched in between two O-6 juggernauts successfully carve out a fanbase & market for itself? It would be a very, very tall order, and not a good long-term bet.
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