Metro Seattle: NHL, NBA and Arena - Part VI
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02-05-2013, 04:12 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
I don't think Quebec is a shoo-in to get the Coyotes like many seem to think. The league could have moved the team to the Colisee last summer. They would have got the asking price and washed their hands of this mess but they decided to go with a pseudo owner and take their losses instead. There has to be a reason for that. Surely the league must know what everyone else knows about Phoenix. The team is clearly not viable in Glendale but the NHL carries on.
The NHL probably wants more arena options open before they move the team and when that happens predicting where teams will go wont be so easy. Like every major league in NA, the NHL wants more shiny new arenas than available teams. Under that scenario they can jack relocation fees up and hold a gun to the head of any city that balks at their demands. It'll be like the late 90's in Canada all over again.
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