Phoenix - Glendale vs Scottsdale
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02-02-2013, 09:20 PM
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Hindsight is 20/20. No one thought around 1990 that the NHL would be expanding to Phoenix of all places. Making a building multi-sport also wasn't the norm. I'm sure you know the story of how the Coyotes almost didn't end up in Phoenix too. So let's cut the crap about AWA not being designed for hockey because it 'wasn't wanted'.
The point was, whether it be by desire or otherwise, they weren't ready to take on a hockey team, but someone said "yes" to somebody and it happened. Not enough people did their due diligence. They should've been in that Nashville-round of expansion.
Full disclosure: No, I don't know the full story of what other markets were seriously in the mix. From what I see, Phoenix shouldn't have been. That's not to say it shouldn't have ever happened, but the fouled-up timing is in part responsible for the situation they're currently in. Would be interested if you have a link though
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