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06-18-2013, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
Sigh.

Devellano assured us four years ago "Vegas will happen" if there's another expansion. Too bad. Like Portland, Seattle, Toronto II and QC much much much better.
Yeah plus he said the Wings would go East.

Thought he mentioned both Houston and Seattle when talking about that. So Devellano seems to be pretty in the know, which isn't surprising.

Canada will be angry but this makes business sense, assuming they launch it correctly. Certainly NBC will be pretty excited about this. But Vegas has been heavily linked since they moved the awards there and it is only a matter of time before Vegas gets a team. Tons of potential owners there, and all of the Casinos will buy and comp tickets. Not saying it won't be challenging but somebody is going to take the Vegas bait and if it is the NHL alone, they have a big edge in establishing themselves. The NFL is quite clear they are never going to Vegas, MLB seems disinterested, so the big guns in terms of American sports are steering clear. So comparing it to Phoenix in that regard doesn't make much sense.

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