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02-19-2013, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by azaloum90 View Post
No no, see you have this wrong. They "were" bad markets... but clearly bettman and co have pissed off fans in these areas so much that they are going through leaps and bounds just to be seen (why else would QC be building an arena WITHOUT promise of an NHL team?). Both places have temporary homes for teams to use at this moment, both places have both the money and the fan base to support a major league team.. AND....
BOTH teams have had teams ripped out from under them. One has to wonder whether bettman and co did all these relocations just to land a TV contract, followed by "gracing" fans with the return of their teams...

Dunno. Just been something that's been in my head lately.
there is only one market that has actually proven it has enough fans with enough money to support an NHL franchise and that is hamilton, when 12,000 fans put down ST deposits of $500 in 2007. the viability of all other cities is little more than speculation, including especially seattle.

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