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Old 09-16-2016, 07:05 AM
 
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Hockey failed in ATL twice. It's not gonna happen
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Old 09-16-2016, 11:45 AM
 
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Morons.
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Old 09-16-2016, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Syracuse, New York
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Seattle moving to OKC did the NBA no favors. Seattle's metro is three times larger and has a median household income almost 60% higher.

Talk about leaving money on the table.

Portland better get a baseball or football team before there's no room left to house them.
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Land of Ill Noise
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Hockey failed in ATL twice. It's not gonna happen
I think if the right team was successful, NHL hockey could work in Atlanta. The last 2 only failed, because of attendance being low. And from what I recall(less sure about the Flames pre-Calgary, that was before my time but I was told about the Flames' attendance struggles), the Thrashers only had one season where they played somewhat decently while in Atlanta(forget if they made the playoffs that one season, go figure oddly enough...). I know the Florida(Miami) Panthers struggle with attendance, so maybe for all I know they'd consider a move to Atlanta one day?
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Is this sarcasm? Why would any of those cities need a team, let alone two!?
No, I was serious, rude much???

I said Atlanta should get another one as a replacement, not addition. Atlanta HAD (past tense) the Thrashers, but they moved to Winnipeg and became the "new" Jets.
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Old 09-17-2016, 11:47 AM
 
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I have long thought that Charlotte would be a good option for MLB given the vast heavily populated part of the country from Atlanta to DC not having a franchise. There's certainly the population and demographic present to make it work.
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Old 09-17-2016, 05:20 PM
 
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I really can't see the NFL expanding, but could see the Raiders and/or Chargers move. San Antonio would be a good market if the teams leave CA.

MLB - Charlotte and Portland

NBA - Seattle and Norfolk/Virginia Beach

NHL - Salt Lake City
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I really can't see the NFL expanding, but could see the Raiders and/or Chargers move. San Antonio would be a good market if the teams leave CA.

MLB - Charlotte and Portland

NBA - Seattle and Norfolk/Virginia Beach

NHL - Salt Lake City
Chargers decided to stay in San Diego, and it looks like the Raiders are going to move to Las Vegas, it's all but a done deal
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:44 PM
 
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NBA - Seattle and Norfolk/Virginia Beach

Seattle yes but Norfolk/Virginia Beach ?? I don't know !! Sure the idea of a team for that region looks great on paper and yes a new arena is planned to be built near the oceanfront in Virginia Beach that if built would be big enough for the NBA but I have the vibe that local, regional and state politics and the many of the "Debbie Downers" who live in that region would in the end kill the idea. Typical of Virginia. Richmond for years had talked about getting a new arena and it was never built. Likewise with some of the smaller cities in VA such as Harrisonburg and Winchester ( both are in metros of well over 100K though their planned arenas would be on a much smaller scale ). With Winchester the local Shenandoah University had talked about building a 5000-8000 seat arena since the 1980s. Between all the studies, the hiring of consultants, and reports done over the years that the university had spent big bucks on they probably could had used that money to just go ahead and build that thing already and still have money left over. Sounds like Virginia Beach with light rail but that is for another post.

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Old 09-17-2016, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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No, I was serious, rude much???

I said Atlanta should get another one as a replacement, not addition. Atlanta HAD (past tense) the Thrashers, but they moved to Winnipeg and became the "new" Jets.
I forgot the Thrashers left, my bad. The other cities don't need a team anytime soon. Hockey, like all sports, should go where it's supported. If Houston has more supporters than any other prospective city, then I'm down with a new franchise there. Idk if that's the case but my guess is no. I could totally be wrong.
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