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02-01-2013, 12:54 AM
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I'm really surprised Hartford still isn't making any of these relocation lists. I know the NHL has stated it needs a new arena (or major, major renovations), but it'll seat 14,000+ for hockey, and is in a very rich state, with a viable hockey market. I can definitely see it working...

With the list that has (commonly) been posted, we run into the same problems...

Seattle and QC Will get teams, no doubt...
Portland, Houston, Milwaukee are just non-viable markets
Hamilton is a dump with a bad economy
Markham has been put on hold (though the project is still on life support)... I don't expect it to be active much longer

There really isn't any reason the NHL couldn't acquire an owner to foot at least 75% of the bill for renovations and an NHL team for XL Center

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