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01-26-2013, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by SaintPatrick33 View Post
You DO realize that Gary Bettman isn't "out to get" Quebec right? There is no "vendetta" against Canada. From a business standpoint it makes more sense to put a ready made playoff team in a new market and put an expansion team in a proven market that will sell out regardless.
Actually you relocate the team to a proven market (QC) with an adequate (15K) temporary arena and new arena ALREADY under construction BEFORE an unproven market (Seattle) where NHL hockey may or may NOT work with NO adequate temporary arena and with NO guarantee a new arena will even be built!

Does anyone really believe they would have started building a brand new 18K arena in QC without assurances from the NHL that a NHL team would go into it?

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