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01-21-2013, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Puckschmuck View Post
Just because Sacramento has an arena deal in place, that doesn't mean they are a lucrative hockey market.
No it doesn't but if they're given a shot and have the right group of owners behind the venture, like Burkle, they would succeed here. There is no doubt in my mind that if the Kings leave and an NHL team takes its place in that new arena, they will succeed.

Originally Posted by Nuclear SUV View Post
With the economy/business climate in California, that's not happening anytime soon. California is a mess, and the people responsible for the mess were given more power by the voters who haven't fled the oppressive business climate there to better managed/governed states.

I do not see Sacramento getting a major sports franchise for decades, despite a large enough population to support multiple franchises.
California being a mess is irrelevant to the market of Sacramento being capable of supporting a franchise. The market can, will, and has supported a pro sports franchise. Once this mess is cleaned up, the city will get started on bringing a new team with a new arena and the fans will be there supporting them like they have been up until the Maloofs got involved in relocation talks.

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