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01-31-2013, 01:43 PM
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There are NHL ready arenas in Portland, Kansas City, and Houston. But zero interest from investors to own and run a franchise there. And that's really the bottom line isn't it? Too many cities ascribe to the "If you build it, they will come" philosophy. They want the hockey-related tax revenue. They want the non-hockey event tax revenue. They want the economic development. Frankly, the only major success story in the past 20 years is the Baltimore Orioles when you look at what they've done to the surrounding area. But bottom line is you need someone willing to put their capital at risk.

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