Phoenix LXXIII: "This Space Available"
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03-25-2013, 06:29 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
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Phoenix, Dallas, Anahiem, Colorado, NJ Devils, NY Islanders and Miami. My point was that the NHL is traditionally in last place of the four major sports. No doubt many cities with all four major sports can ice a hockey team that sells out its barn. But the NHL is usually the team with the least room for error. Heck, there was a year or two when the Coyotes out drew the Hawks and the Bruins when those teams were especially bad. Having a competitive NBA team puts more stress on the local NHL team unless the NHL team is doing well.
For all their problems, the Coyotes have more sellouts this year than the Suns, and no one would question Phoenix has established itself as a strong NBA city over the years.
Not hard to do when the Blackhawks had one of the most idiotic owners in major league sports history. He lost a full generation or two of potential hockey fans there. He made the Blackhawks invisible for a few decades. The only worse ones are those who intentionally sabotage their team (as opposed to sabotaging it through stupidity), like what Loria did to the Expos and Marlins (sheesh. What does it take to nail a crook?).
Aren't the Suns really in a slump the past year or two?
And does anyone
think this Coyotes saga is going to end this season/offseason or do they think there's going to be another surprise angle that ends up keeping the team stalled out in the desert there?
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