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06-21-2013, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by krnboy1009 View Post
What was the circumstance in which NHl let Rockies move to NJ? Was it when Canadian dollars were weak?
In 1978, New Jersey trucking magnate Arthur Imperatore, Sr. bought the Rockies with the intention of moving them to northern New Jersey. The NHL kept saying no because they didn't have a venue yet, and relented when the arena opened in 1982-83.

Gary Bettman was 25 years old when the process started, just out of law school and didn't start working for the NHL until well over a decade later. So it's all his fault.

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