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The Realignment Thread: Stars to "Division B"
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03-14-2013, 04:11 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Long Beach, CA
I think they could just move Phoenix to Seattle and that would change absolutely nothing division-wise. Give QC an expansion team and ??? an expansion team. On a business level I think QC would be much more tolerant to having a crappy expansion team than Seattle would. Phoenix is ready to go as a playoff/borderline playoff team and would really help the Seattle market settle in as a hockey city.
Houston does seem like a logical spot for the 2nd expansion team, but I have no idea about the area's viability to be a hockey market, especially since there is some competition out there. Would Aeros fans easily make the jump to an NHL team? How would they deal with the baseball, football, and basketball teams? Are there a lot of Dallas Stars fans sitting around in Houston that would adopt a new team? I think it's a risky market, even if it is a big one.
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