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Old 05-08-2009, 07:16 PM   #881 (permalink)
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i think that one of the reasons he doesn't want the team to come here is because the southern ontario market is already fairly maxed out in terms of revenue. it's not like there are tons of potential fans here that are currently not spending their money on hockey. in many us cities he has the hope of creating a new market and thus injecting more money into the nhl. in southern ontario, for the most part, he'd just be shifting money away from the leafs/sens to a new team. there's just not a lot of additional revenue generation in that.

now this theory may be totally wrong, but i'm quite sure that this is bettman's line of thinking.
I've also heard that there are tentative plans to place a team somewhere in the Hamilton or Golden Triangle regions during the next expansion and they want it to be some sort of showpiece of the NHL with all the fanfare and hoopla and the Leafs and Sabres properly compensated. They don't want a relocated franchise and they want it done on their terms.
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:23 PM   #882 (permalink)
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the owners/league also want their share of the expansion fee
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Old 05-08-2009, 07:35 PM   #883 (permalink)
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is it b/c its fresh in your mind?
did you get bang for your buck
Maybe....
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:56 AM   #884 (permalink)
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Hamilton is suddenly an NHL property hotbed.

As Research In Motion CEO Jim Balsillie battles Gary Bettman for control of the Phoenix Coyotes, there is reportedly a group interested in relocating the Atlanta Thrashers to Steeltown.

According to The Hamilton Spectator, city mayor Fred Eisenberger will meet with a Vancouver-based group on Monday to discuss a proposed lease for Copps Coliseum.

Eisenberger would not disclose any details of the second group, but a source confirmed to The Spectator that Vancouver developer Tom Gaglardi is leading the charge.

''By next Tuesday we will have a clearer picture of where we are'' Eisenberger told The Spectator. ''We're in the middle of discussions with Mr. Balsillie and his group and I will be meeting with the second group. We need to understand their intentions. It's fair to say I will be talking to that second group," Eisenberger said.

Gaglardi's group is Hamilton's second NHL suitor. City staff is currently working on a proposed lease with Balsillie, who hopes to buy and relocate the Coyotes to Hamilton for the 2009 season.

Gaglardi is reportedly interested in having the Thrashers in Hamilton in time for the 2010 season.

Report: Vancouver group looks to move Thrashers to Hamilton





http://www.sportsbusinessnews.com/_news/news_394186.php

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Old 05-10-2009, 10:08 AM   #885 (permalink)
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Why is everyone all of a sudden interested in bringing a franchise to the ass crack of Ontario. Plus Copps Collisieum is an awful venue!
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:50 AM   #886 (permalink)
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they're upgrading Copps and adding suites, it already has NHL sized capacity
its much cheaper than building a new arena in Q city or peg
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:01 AM   #887 (permalink)
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why is there an international hockey tournament every couple of months, is there no end to this?
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:44 PM   #888 (permalink)
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Why is everyone all of a sudden interested in bringing a franchise to the ass crack of Ontario. Plus Copps Collisieum is an awful venue!
1 - the ass crack has a lotta hockey fans who want to spend money on hockey
2 - it's amazing what $160M can do for a place.
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:45 PM   #889 (permalink)
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why is there an international hockey tournament every couple of months, is there no end to this?
no, there is not. i recommend acceptance.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:03 PM   #890 (permalink)
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Wow... this PIT/WAS series is almost making me like hockey again.

Great series.

That assclown Bettman must be thanking his lucky stars.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:10 PM   #891 (permalink)
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:12 PM   #892 (permalink)
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Wow... this PIT/WAS series is almost making me like hockey again.

Great series.

That assclown Bettman must be thanking his lucky stars.
Haaaaaaahh! I was thinking the same thing. I just watched the last 10 minutes of regulation plus OT and found it pretty entertaining. It's odd to watch hockey again without falling asleep. But it won't get me to like hockey again. It wasn't THAT good.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:26 PM   #893 (permalink)
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Great game - Pittsburgh is really, really wishing they had pulled that one out though.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:35 AM   #894 (permalink)
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Game 7 (PIT/WAS) may be the first complete (non-Habs) hockey game that I watch in probably... 5 years or so maybe?

Should be a dandy.

Go WAS!
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:13 AM   #895 (permalink)
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Maybe you should tune into Boston/Carolina tomorrow as well?
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:20 AM   #896 (permalink)
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if its Boston/Washington, Detroit/Chicago, the NHL is gonna wish they had a better national TV contract
All big population bases that could bring in dough
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:29 AM   #897 (permalink)
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Good lord i can't wait for the NHL playoffs to be over. The NHL crazy media is running out of shit to talk about. They're now talking 6 degrees of seperation with the remaing 4 teams, showing all the connections with the teams. Who used to play with whom, who's brothers with so and so blah blah blah... Boy, these idiots will find anything to talk about in between series. Filling 90% of your airtime with hockey when no games are going on must be tough?
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Good lord i can't wait for the NHL playoffs to be over. The NHL crazy media is running out of shit to talk about. They're now talking 6 degrees of seperation with the remaing 4 teams, showing all the connections with the teams. Who used to play with whom, who's brothers with so and so blah blah blah... Boy, these idiots will find anything to talk about in between series. Filling 90% of your airtime with hockey when no games are going on must be tough?
Best playoffs, for any sport, that I can remember. Can't fault them for milking it. I just hope the next 3 series live up to the high standard that has been set.
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Best playoffs, for any sport, that I can remember. Can't fault them for milking it. I just hope the next 3 series live up to the high standard that has been set.
I disagree about your 1st point but whatever. But they'd be milking the playoffs even if they were as shitty as they uaually are.

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Old 05-17-2009, 11:53 AM   #900 (permalink)
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