Daly: Pacific Northwest will get "serious consideration" for expansion/relocation
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07-30-2013, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by
No Fun Shogun
Sacramento's larger than most people give it credit (larger than Portland's metro area, an oft-mentioned candidate for the NHL), but I'm doubting that Sacramento is legitimately on any other league's radar at this point. Maybe Major League Baseball if they built an MLB-sized stadium, but then again the same thing could be said about a half dozen other cities, too.
Problem with Sacto is, unlike Portland, hockey is basically non-existent in the area. Ice rinks are few and far between. There's not even any low level minor league hockey in the area, I think the closest team to them would be the ECHL team in Stockton.
When they get that new arena built, it might be a decent place to test a minor league team to see how that draws and perhaps lay the ground work for something bigger in a few decades.
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