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04-24-2013, 11:35 PM
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I doubt the NHL would be too happy seeing the Oilers go from Edmonton (a crazy hockey obsessed market) to Seattle.
Look how long the NHL is willing to keep Phoenix on life support. I don't think they take relocating lightly at all. It's not like it was in the days when teams were being ripped out of Canada. They see it was wrong to move from areas of strong support to areas of weakness so moving the Oilers would be an idiotic option.
They hate to see teams relocate. Atlanta was a forced move... and that went from an area of weakness to an area of strength (Winnipeg).
Katz fairy tale journey to Seattle was BS and I'm sure Bettman and the NHL thought so as well.
When they find out there's no chance for an arena here, bettman won't lift a finger to stop the team from moving.
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