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12-21-2006, 08:21 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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As for Burlington, I cannot understand the reasoning behind this. Oshawa is the only city in the GTA that supports its OHL team. St. Mike's, Brampton and Missy are done for.
Hamilton had junior hockey before and it didn't fly, and I don't see Burlington being any different than other T.O. suburbs.
I think that it could go either way. It might work out awesome, or it might be a disaster.
The thing to remember with Burlington, is that you've got a lot of neighbouring areas which are huge hockey towns. Oakville being it's immediate neighbour with a population of around 150,000, and Milton to the north with a population of around 60,000. Together, thats a workable fan base of over 350,000.
Also you have to remember how rich, or high off the residents of Oakville and many parts of Burlington are. Their is a ton of money flowing through the Halton area. But also, that unlike Mississauga or Hamilton, their really isn't a lot to do in Oakville or Burlington. As a resident of Oakville (which mise well be Burlington to), we as residents usually have to go to Toronto or Hamilton, say if we want to see a professional sports team (Jays, Argos, Ti-cats, Leafs, Bulldogs, etc).
But on the other hand, I do agree that the track record of GTA suburbs really isn't great, so that has to be a concern.
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