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02-13-2013, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by goyotes View Post
On this point we can agree. I just hope the NHL does the right thing and moves them to QC, and not to Seattle which is an untested market, and I fear, after five years will prove no better than Phoenix as an NHL market.

I'm not sure I agree that Seattle is really that bad of destination. I relocated to the area recently and have been pleasantly surprised by the amount of hockey-- WHL teams, general interest, people walking around in NHL jerseys/caps, etc. (Not just Canucks gear either.)

I've seen a lot of the Wheeled Wing and Sharks attire especially. If you get someone who can handle the transplant-infused market plus bring in new fans like the San Jose group did in SJ, then the team could do well. In terms of growth, income, etc., it's a very lucrative, world class market. (Traffic is a ***** though.)

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