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02-08-2013, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by JetsFlyHigh View Post
It's like Atlantic Canadians moving to GTA? No surprise.

For fanbase growth, it could contribute, but it will not be the factor that can stabilize the sunbelt teams.
I beg to differ. I think we're only one phase into this massive move from the north to the south. In 20 more years I think it'll be entirely different.

I've stressed this matter several times on here already. It's important for the NHL to keep a presence in the south. They'll just be going back one day when the population shifts fully. Also, this is why the Big Ten is looking at taking ACC teams from the southeast - they want to have a population footprint to draw off of in the future.

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