Without much thought........Tampa, Nashville, Columbus would still be in my NHL.
-I think if the NHL had waited out Winnipeg, things would have worked out.
-I'm lean slightly towards Hartford doing better in today's NHL climate then Carolina. Who knows how a new arena could have turned out, and the market was still bidding for Predators as recently as 2007.
-I know Florida earns an overall profit based on how that arena is run, but that does not make me think it's a good hockey market. I would have tried DAMN HARD to convince Portland, Seattle, or Houston to take on that team instead.