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04-16-2013, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Llama19 View Post
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"When Colangelo was designing America West Arena, he wanted to build the most intimate arena in the NBA. He also wanted to keep his options open if the NHL desired a franchise in the desert. He called NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, who told him there was no future for hockey in the desert.

"A couple of years later, I get call from Gary telling me that the team from Winnipeg wants to move to Phoenix and a couple of guys would like to meet with me," Colangelo said."


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Bettman had nothing to do with the NHL when AWA opened let alone when they were designing it.

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