Most of us have, and those that are far thinking not only embrace the southern & southwestern teams, they genuinely/truly want to see the franchises succeed & the game flourish down there. Indeed in my case, Id like to see Atlanta's return, teams in Virginia, Birmingham, Houston and or possibly Austin; absolutely the retention of Phoenix if even remotely possible at this stage in the game. Sometimes my fellow countrymen misdirect their anger & frustrations, targeting geographic location, climatic & socio-economic-ethnic & or cultural reasons as to any given teams struggles, however in every single case its a matter of league & ownership intransigence. Hockeys a great game and it can succeed anywhere. And I do mean anywhere. Honolulu, Mexico City. Rio.