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04-20-2010, 02:14 AM
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An April Fool's Joke....

Just a random joke I thought would be vaguely amusing to anybody who saw Bettman on the day....

I would like to see the Ottawa Senators propose a move to Kansas City or another American city just to see Bettman's reaction to it.... I have nothing against the Sens, but moving the Leafs, Habs and Oilers with their storied franchises would be a little too obvious that it's a joke while the Flames and Canucks do have two of the best support for tickets. Only Ottawa failed to sell out every game last season, that's the only reason I chose them (they are my second favourite team in Canada).

What do you think Bettman's comments would be? How crushed would he be when he found out it was a joke....

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Just a random joke I thought would be vaguely amusing to anybody who saw Bettman on the day....

I would like to see the Ottawa Senators propose a move to Kansas City or another American city just to see Bettman's reaction to it.... I have nothing against the Sens, but moving the Leafs, Habs and Oilers with their storied franchises would be a little too obvious that it's a joke while the Flames and Canucks do have two of the best support for tickets. Only Ottawa failed to sell out every game last season, that's the only reason I chose them (they are my second favourite team in Canada).

What do you think Bettman's comments would be? How crushed would he be when he found out it was a joke....
It is an interesting proposition however the person doing it (Whether its Melnyk or some newspaper reporter) would be likely vilified for a while. It's not like April Fools jokes haven't been pulled before in the press that had completely fooled people (Gretzky to the Leafs is probably one of the better known ones).

The Oilers or the Senators could work in that situation. The history thing would not hinder an Oilers move (it might actually tug on people's emotions some more, which I don't know if that is a good thing) as they were minutes from moving to Houston in the 1990s (IIRC).

Obviously Montreal and Toronto with their histories, the largest fanbases in the NHL, Canada's two largest cities, and the two cities in Canada with the largest corporate support would not be believed. Vancouver and Calgary would be more believable but seeing as how Vancouver now has a respectable population (2.1 million) and respectable corporate support, I don't see that being too believable. Calgary more believable than Vancouver but Calgary's also probably got greater potential than Vancouver in terms of long term revenue (debatable). It's quickly becoming western Canada's economic capital, mainly due to the oil sands.

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Just a random joke I thought would be vaguely amusing to anybody who saw Bettman on the day....

I would like to see the Ottawa Senators propose a move to Kansas City or another American city just to see Bettman's reaction to it.... I have nothing against the Sens, but moving the Leafs, Habs and Oilers with their storied franchises would be a little too obvious that it's a joke while the Flames and Canucks do have two of the best support for tickets. Only Ottawa failed to sell out every game last season, that's the only reason I chose them (they are my second favourite team in Canada).

What do you think Bettman's comments would be? How crushed would he be when he found out it was a joke....
Just how stupid do you think Bettman is?

I'm quite sure that he can read a calendar and tell when April 1st is. Also, I'm quite sure he's familiar with the concept of an April Fool's joke. So, I'm pretty sure that such a story coming out of the blue on that day would make him more than a little suspicous that it might be a joke.

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Just a random joke I thought would be vaguely amusing to anybody who saw Bettman on the day....

I would like to see the Ottawa Senators propose a move to Kansas City or another American city just to see Bettman's reaction to it.... I have nothing against the Sens, but moving the Leafs, Habs and Oilers with their storied franchises would be a little too obvious that it's a joke while the Flames and Canucks do have two of the best support for tickets. Only Ottawa failed to sell out every game last season, that's the only reason I chose them (they are my second favourite team in Canada).

What do you think Bettman's comments would be? How crushed would he be when he found out it was a joke....
They would be the same as his comments opposing a move of Phoenix...do you have any evidence to support they wouldn't be? Before you answer, remember Bettman's comments in opposition to moving the Oilers and Senators back when those franchises were struggling.

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I don't see the relevancy to the business board.

1-- It would be a joke. 2-- You're asking for speculation on one person's reaction (the look on his face).

Sorry, but I'm going to close this thread.

 
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