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Arena NHL Expansion (and Deflation)

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by Zaz, May 24, 2009.

  1. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Columbus is reported to be in trouble, too.

    What next?
     
  2. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I've decided that the new Winnipeg logo is pretty darn cool and that I am gonna get a Hawerchuk jersey the second the Jets' store goes online.
     
  3. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It is pretty sick.
     
  4. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    The retro one is especially good.
     
  5. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    With several teams in the crapper and possibly looking to relocate where do you think the next city to get a team is? My bet is on a 2nd team in Toronto or Hamilton, Kansas City and Hartford as a reallllly long shot.
     
  6. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    I think it sucks.
     
  7. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Both Hartford and KC failed once as NHL franchises; as Atlanta proved, you can fail twice.

    Given the current economic climate in the USA, the next move will probably be to Quebec City. Don't hold your breath on Hamilton; the Leafs have enormous clout and don't want to agree to competition in S. Ontario.
     
  8. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    My main reason for picking Hamilton was that it is outside of the Leafs competitive zone and wouldn't warrant any kind of money going ot the Leafs. But I do understand even then with contractors and what not I am sure the Leafs hold a lot of power. One big thing though I guess I didn't take into consideration is the fact that RIM has kind of **** the bed financially and would probably not want to be involved in a franchise now.
     
  9. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    I wonder if a team in Alaska would be too much on travel.
     
  10. ApolloSmileGirl

    ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Knight star 8

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    The Mystery Alaskans? They could save money by playing outside too. :)
     
  11. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    An Alaska team would be kinda cool, but the distance between Vancouver (the closest NHL city) and Anchorage is some 1300 miles. That's just too far away for it to work.
     
  12. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    With all the speculation about the NHL adding a European division, Alaska would be a cakewalk. :p
     
  13. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    True, that's nothing like going across the pond. :p
     
  14. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    2.5 hours from the nearest NHL city.
     
  15. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Read on Twitter that Sidney Crosby isn't going to be ready for the open of the season. Dan Bylsma will make a statement tomorrow at some kids camp.
     
  16. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    The latest franchise in big, big trouble: New Jersey.

    Quebec City is sharpening its teeth...