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01-31-2013, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by TheGleninator View Post
Key Arena isn't that great, and I don't believe hockey would do that well in Kansas City. Both are stop gaps at best, there isn't a real nhl stadium that is ready right now which is why I think the NHL is dragging its feet to get the Coyotes out.
Kansas City sold 17,000 tickets to a preseason game. Even if they averaged out at half of that, that's still nearly three times as good as what Phoenix is doing now.

Quebec & Seattle will both have "proper" NHL arenas (box seating etc) within three years. QC would likely sell out immediately and have a similar welcoming as the Jets by their fans, but I admittedly have no idea what kind of reception the NHL would get in Seattle.

It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if an investment group bought the 'Yotes, and moved them to Markham (playing in Hamilton for a few years during arena construction). A 2nd Toronto area team would almost be a license to print money.

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