Phoenix LXVIII - "Watch out for that Tree"
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01-23-2013, 12:33 PM
Join Date: May 2007
All this stuff about fan base will only matter IF GJ doesn't buy the team. It will be the narrative for why relocation was necessary.
But at this point in time, I don't really see how it matters so long as a willing buyer wants to keep the team in Phoenix and can work out an acceptable arena deal with the City where the team will play. The buyer may be stupid and the City insane in the opinion of many posters on this board, but that opinion doesn't really matter.
Arizona is a troubled market. I don't know why people feel the need to continue to point that out. It is a given already. One week left and the clock is ticking off. It doesn't look good right now for the team to stay. If it does stay, well then the CoG, the NHL and GJ pulled this out of the fire.
The only comment I will make after the 31st is that if the team is going to relocate, please God, send the team to QC. There is simply NO EVIDENCE that Seattle will work any better than Phoenix did as a hockey market. In 5 years, I could see the NHL having problems in Seattle. So long as the exchange rate doesn't go entirely crazy, with the new CBA can anyone seriously doublt hockey in QC would be a financial success?
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