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Old 03-19-2014, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I would like Dallas to move to the Mall of America near the IKEA Store
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Regina? The entire metro area has barely over 210k people.
Based on that fact that many NHLers are from Saskatchewan lol, and Saskatoon has a really successful Canadian Football team? And of course there is Green Bay (though it is in the centre of a much greater population than Regina). Though I understand that there are a lot more hockey games than football games a year, so a NHL team in Regina will never happen.

But I was thinking if economy is not as big of a factor wouldn't it be great to have a hockey team in a market that loves hockey, pretty much like Winnipeg? The Junior teams have had attendance from 4000-6000 a game in both Regina and Saskatoon. And in the NHL the lowest capacity is around 15000 in Winnipeg? A pro team between the two Saskatchewan cities can perhaps draw enough attendance. So it is not entirely impossible, if not impossible with the current GM and commissioner lol.

But a team in Regina is just a wishful thinking than anything
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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I would like Dallas to move to the Mall of America near the IKEA Store
Would great to see the North Stars back!
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:22 AM
 
Location: New York City
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32 teams.
8 in each division.

ASAP - Add one in Quebec (E), add one in Seattle (W)

Wait a while, then relocate the two Florida teams (E) and Phoenix (W) to better markets. Wisconsin (E), Ontario (E), Oregon (W).

Ice hockey will never be popular in South Florida and Arizona where most of the transplants are elderly.
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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32 teams.
8 in each division.

ASAP - Add one in Quebec (E), add one in Seattle (W)

Wait a while, then relocate the two Florida teams (E) and Phoenix (W) to better markets. Wisconsin (E), Ontario (E), Oregon (W).

Ice hockey will never be popular in South Florida and Arizona where most of the transplants are elderly.
Tell that to Desert Hockey development who help teach hockey to kids. A number of Coyote fans after the "Save the Coyotes" campaigns do this now trying to introduce hockey (albeit deck and floor hockey) to children in the valley of the sun. Will hockey be as popular as is it is in Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, New York, ect. no and I don't expect it to be. However there are a number of transplants in both Arizona and Florida who are actually young because of business expansion over the past few twenty or so years.
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:03 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Tell that to Desert Hockey development who help teach hockey to kids. A number of Coyote fans after the "Save the Coyotes" campaigns do this now trying to introduce hockey (albeit deck and floor hockey) to children in the valley of the sun. Will hockey be as popular as is it is in Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, New York, ect. no and I don't expect it to be. However there are a number of transplants in both Arizona and Florida who are actually young because of business expansion over the past few twenty or so years.
I'm sure Winnipeg had "Save the Jets" 20 years ago, too.

You still have the lowest attendance in the NHL this year, and if the season ended today you would be in the playoffs. NHL in Arizona is a failure, just as it was in Atlanta.
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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I'm sure Winnipeg had "Save the Jets" 20 years ago, too.

You still have the lowest attendance in the NHL this year, and if the season ended today you would be in the playoffs. NHL in Arizona is a failure, just as it was in Atlanta.
The NHL only had one team in Arizona. Atlanta has had two that both moved to Canada. The Roadrunners only existed in the WHL and we all know how many of those teams lasted in the long-run.
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:35 PM
 
Location: New York City
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The Colorado Rockies were a failure, so they moved to New Jersey. Then when Quebec were robbed of their team, they moved to Colorado. Now Quebec is on the shortlist to get a team.

Eventually, they'll get it right with the Yotes. Just, not in Glendale.
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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32 teams.
8 in each division.

ASAP - Add one in Quebec (E), add one in Seattle (W)

Wait a while, then relocate the two Florida teams (E) and Phoenix (W) to better markets. Wisconsin (E), Ontario (E), Oregon (W).

Ice hockey will never be popular in South Florida and Arizona where most of the transplants are elderly.
Why do you assume Seattle and Portland will make great hockey markets? You are not alone in this sentiment. Oddly enough, no one ever states why. They just make "because" type statements.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Why do you assume Seattle and Portland will make great hockey markets? You are not alone in this sentiment. Oddly enough, no one ever states why. They just make "because" type statements.
They have had pro hockey teams in the (fairly distance) past, and Portland has a pretty good junior hockey team and fans, no? The climate can support hockey development, and they are large metros. But I think one of the main reason for a Seattle franchise for me is that it would stimulate a legitimate Vancouver-Seattle sports rivalry? For two cities that close it is surprising that there're no sports rivalry between the two cities. It is impossible anyhow without teams in the same big four pro sport.
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