If the Predators are sold and moved...
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05-25-2007, 05:52 PM
Join Date: Jul 2002
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That is a shame, no doubt, and youth hockey in Nash might be affected. What about the people in Canada? What about teams that left Quebec City and Winnepeg for example? Don't their fans deserve to see NHL hockey too? Don't forget, when the Canes moved to Carolina, the people of Hartford lost out. Ditto with Winny and Phoenix. This is a business decision pure and simple, and the affect on youth hockey in the area, is pretty far down the list of considerations.
Give me a freaking break. No one here thinks Canadian cities do not deserve NHL teams. In fact, I think you'll probably find that alot of us would support the NHL granting more Canadian cities teams, as long as its through expansion and not relocation.
Answer me this: How does us wanting to keep our team translate into supporting the NHL leaving Quebec City and Winnipeg.
Furthermore, the part about youth hockey was brought up to point out that the NHL supporting this move would be throwing in the towel too early. The roots of hockey are being sewn into the Middle Tennessee area. If you were going to tell me that the Nashville Area High School Hockey League would be as big as it is before the NHL, I'd call you crazy. Seeds are being sown and in the future, those people end up buying tickets. Case in point, MYSELF. I was only in high school when the Predators moved here. My high school didn't have a hockey team until after the Predators moved here. When I moved back to the area after college, my first purchase was two ticket packages.
You are totally missing the point here.
WE FULLY understand the business aspect. Don't preach to us.
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