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Old 10-02-2018, 08:29 PM
 
Location: WA Desert, Seattle native
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This appears to be almost a done deal.

https://komonews.com/sports/content/...-expansion-bid
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Rubber stamp in December. This will allegedly give them a jump start on renovations for the arena.
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:05 PM
 
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Quebec city is a rabid hockey town and has an arena already built for NHL team yet they arent even considered.
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Quebec city is a rabid hockey town and has an arena already built for NHL team yet they arent even considered.
Yes, I read a long article several months ago that claimed that Houston is next. Apparently the owner of the Rockets is pushing hard. Profits from Dallas does not match other teams up north - I was surprised to see that Houston could get it ahead of say - Quebec. But, as I am near Houston, I would love it. Dallas is a 3 hour drive each way - too far for me to go often
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Quebec city is a rabid hockey town and has an arena already built for NHL team yet they arent even considered.
Is there an ownership group in QC that can afford the expansion fee? They me be best suited for relocation.
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:56 AM
 
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Is there an ownership group in QC that can afford the expansion fee? They me be best suited for relocation.
Yes there is, (Quebecor Inc. CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau),they built the s arena to NHL standards to increase their chances of gettin a franchise. here it is =https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Videotron_Centre
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:28 PM
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This time around I imagine teams will be a lot more conscious on who they consider to be expansion-draft fodder.

Not really a surprise. It was going to be either Seattle or Houston (once Les Alexander was out of the picture) and Seattle beat Houston to the punch here.
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Manila
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Congrats Seattle in advance! You guys should have had a team since at least the mid 1970s, but better late than never!

Houston will most likely get a relocated team, as will Quebec! I just cannot picture the NHL expanding past 32 teams for a long time!
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Old 10-08-2018, 04:07 PM
 
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It could be interesting to see which name they'll use. Maybe a name who have a link in Seattle hockey history past like the Metropolitans or the Totems.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BROy2xyt0ik
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:40 PM
 
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Yes, I read a long article several months ago that claimed that Houston is next. Apparently the owner of the Rockets is pushing hard. Profits from Dallas does not match other teams up north - I was surprised to see that Houston could get it ahead of say - Quebec. But, as I am near Houston, I would love it. Dallas is a 3 hour drive each way - too far for me to go often

In regards to Houston, the rumor is that the Calgary Flames would leave Canada and relocate to Houston. You know the routine:

“ wah wahhh our arena is too old, we can’t compete, build us a new arena or we will move out of the city “

We will see if Calgary falls for this extortion. I am heavily against any tax dollars going to subsidize billionaires for funding for new stadia/arenas. Don’t give me that garbage that they provide jobs. Half the time the arena is t even being used, and they are mostly minimum wage. Plus it is the municipality that has to maintain the arena,,,they own it.

I do know the Saddledome is kinda old, so again, we will see.
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