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01-26-2013, 06:41 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.
I have my doubts about Bettman. IF the Coyotes deal falls through AND are relocated anywhere but in QC, there's nothing that will convince me that it isn't Bettman's last FU to Canadian market and QC.

As far as Seattle goes, it is an unproven market and hockey will be behind the NFL, NBA, MLB and possibly MLS Soccer. If I was the NHL, I would let things go for a while and be careful before putting a new franchise in this already crowded market. The last thing they want is another Arizonian fiasco. I'm not saying it will. Just that it could. Plus they wouldn't have a decent place to play for at least the next two season. Time will tell I guess.

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