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02-01-2013, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Phil Parent View Post
Quebec has a TV deal, hell, Quebec has a whole sports network to itself, plus potential access to PKP's priced and highly, highly popular TVA channel
This is something that people are really, really ignoring. If the Coyotes move to Québec, there are zero media questions. The Nordiques instantly become a large revenue source for the team (thus making it even less likely to need league assistance in the short or long terms). It's not so simple in Seattle. The Coyotes are only going to Seattle if the Kings are too. Are the media rights and revenue with the new RSN going to be split 50/50 between the Seattle NBA and NHL franchises? Doubtful. The NHL and NBA franchises aren't going to be owned by the same ownership groups, and the NBA is considerably more valuable than the NHL in the States. It's particularly more valuable in Seattle, a city which was an excellent NBA market before being sabotaged and has a very large pent-up demand for the return of the NBA; Sonics fans are like Nordiques fans.

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