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09-20-2013, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by jedimyrmidon View Post
Exactly. I have no idea why anyone would question Quebec City's ability to have an NHL franchise when there is such a thing as Sunshine hockey or Desert hockey.
........because hockey is failing miserably in Florida and Phoenix. If they are going to put a team in Canada that does absolutely nothing for marketing in the U.S. it has to be very viable.

For those who understand the economics, the NHL wants to have a broad foothold in the U.S. in order to attract and maintain large U.S. national television contracts. I am all for getting rid of all of the non traditional hockey markets for Canadian markets and northern U.S. hockey markets. The problem is that it is just not financially viable and small market Canadian cities do relatively little for national television revenue. Canadian cities may not bleed like the American cities but there is very little financial upside to their inclusion.

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