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06-17-2005, 02:45 AM
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Can Montreal support two NHL teams?

can montreal support two NHL teams?

lets say the montreal nordiques are revived and decided to play at the bell centre, the same arena as the canadiens....

would there be a problem with this?

i know a couple of teams in different sports where the different teams play in the same arena...

1. new york jets and giants both play in the meadowlands
2. the clippers and lakers both play at the staple center.
3. historically both the habs and maroons both occupied in montreal forum in the 20's and 30's

can this be possible?

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can montreal support two NHL teams?

lets say the montreal nordiques are revived and decided to play at the bell centre, the same arena as the canadiens....

would there be a problem with this?

i know a couple of teams in different sports where the different teams play in the same arena...

1. new york jets and giants both play in the meadowlands
2. the clippers and lakers both play at the staple center.
3. historically both the habs and maroons both occupied in montreal forum in the 20's and 30's

can this be possible?
there's no chance at all IMO !!
at least for the nordiques in MTL ...

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Montreal Nordiques rivived ?

Has there ever been a Montreal team named the Nordiques?


Montreal is Habs town. Period.

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I wouldn't think that there would be near enough corporate money in Montreal to support another hockey franchise...

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I personally think not... Especially not with your Nordiques concept.

But, I could see something like that happening with a new CBA, lower taxes on the bell center (thus allowing the habs more easely to share a building a make lots of money) with a team near the salary floor with low ticket prices. With corporate luxury box already filled by the habs orgranisation work, it could be possible. I could see a bottom-end team with a huge superstar that packs the fans into the arena with low ticket prices.... Could be possible.

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Not only do i think it won't happen, i don't like the idea.

Especially not in the same city.

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NO. Nothing else to say (What is more to say? )

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I think that people who didn't lived the rivalty between Mtl and Quebec COULD support both teams. I think that people like me (17 years old) who don't know how the rivalty was big could support any team.

I know the rivalty was big, but I didn't lived it! So, I would not know how to feel if these 2 teams play against.

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I think Toronto would be more capable of doing so... our economy in Montreal just wouldn't allow for it.... I mean you could always have 2 teams.... but you'd have the Montreal Canadiens and then you'd have some team that had to sell tickets at half price or less and never have enough cash to even challenge for second to last place.....

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well , i could imagine it when the Montreal canadians would play againts the montreal nordiques ...

it would be a great way to makes new benefics with the Bell center.One team with a lower budget and a lower ticket prices and that give a part of its money for the rent of the ice of the other one .I would be the return of the true fans ( from the middle population )

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I think Toronto would be more capable of doing so... our economy in Montreal just wouldn't allow for it.... I mean you could always have 2 teams.... but you'd have the Montreal Canadiens and then you'd have some team that had to sell tickets at half price or less and never have enough cash to even challenge for second to last place.....
A second Toronto team would be great. I'd cheer for them (as a distant second behind the Habs, of course).

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Nyet.

1) The habs don't sell-out every game.

2) Despite what many posters seem to think, the Habs are not that well-off financially

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06-19-2005, 10:23 AM
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The Montreal fans only live for the habs. Even a QMJHL team could not survive in Habs Town.

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Nyet.

1) The habs don't sell-out every game.

2) Despite what many posters seem to think, the Habs are not that well-off financially
I think they do.

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I think they do.
No. Check the attendance stats. They have the highest average attendance, but they don't sell out every game.

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It would be better for the Habs and hockey fans in Quebec if Quebec City got a NHL team. It would be a rivalry and it would be guaranteed sellouts for 6-7 games a year. Another team in Montreal simply makes no sense, economic or otherwise.

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No. Check the attendance stats. They have the highest average attendance, but they don't sell out every game.
you can have a season ticket and miss some games ...

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06-19-2005, 06:32 PM
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Agreed with whoever said the return of the Nords would be better than a second team in Montreal.

Where would that team play anyway? Olympic Stadium? Jarry Park? Blue Bonnets? The Skratch? At the old Forum, which they'd turn back into an arena?

...

Well, doing that last one would be a start.

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I'm almost sure they sell-out every game

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I'm a habs fan, not a montreal hockey team fan

Rangers fans arent Islander fans, and I think there are like 2 or maybe 3 times the population then their is here

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you can have a season ticket and miss some games ...
they calculate the assistance of game buy tickets sold not by how many people sitting in there seats, you could have a sold out game with no one there if you wanted to mark0v

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06-20-2005, 12:49 AM
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they calculate the assistance of game buy tickets sold not by how many people sitting in there seats, you could have a sold out game with no one there if you wanted to mark0v
ya i rmember i went to an expos game and they annonced like 14 000 people, NO WAY IN THE WORLD was there more then 5 000in the seats

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