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NHL expanding to Seattle in 2014?

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Tampa sells out their arena every night

I should have clarified that a bit for Tampa...current ownership and the leadership of Yzerman as GM have steadied the Maple Leafs South franchise in the past 3-4 years. The Panthers are a mess.

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Gfhockey will get the suite & invite us

Did you get a pledge pin into the good ol' boys club? I haven't gotten a bid yet myself.

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I know Vegas was hit hard by the recession...has the "recovery" been good enough where casinos have bounced back a bit?

They are building again and.most.have seen their stock.prices rebound and more. Alberta connections have been very.good for them. A couple of years ago Bruckheimer would have been a total fool to pursue it.

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They are building again and.most.have seen their stock.prices rebound and more. Alberta connections have been very.good for them. A couple of years ago Bruckheimer would have been a total fool to pursue it.

Obviously the western conference needs two additional teams...outside of Las Vegas, Seattle, and Kansas City, are there any other possibilities in terms of a team joining the league? Salt Lake City?

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In all honesty...why not Kansas City? Now have one in central and then the other west team can be in west division.

What I do like is the NHL is looking at markets that don't have other competition. Granted maybe the big corporate money ma not be there, but look how quickly Oklahoma City adopted the Sonics (I know they did get good quick).

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Obviously the western conference needs two additional teams...outside of Las Vegas, Seattle, and Kansas City, are there any other possibilities in terms of a team joining the league? Salt Lake City?

Milwaukee, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Kansas City, San Diego, Portland, Regina/Saskatoon

Austin and San Diego need arenas. The others need ownership groups. Regina/Saskatoon needs people for ratings.

Milwaukee, San Antonio, and Portland have the problem that they have competing NBA teams. Austin has UT. Salt Lake is considered too small unless they didn't have an NBA team. Same as New Orleans. Tulsa wants an pro team like OKC, but won't get the NHL because its too small. OKC has a lot of corporate support now (like Cheasepeake, Devon, Continental Resources) that didn't exist ten years ago.

Houston in like the largest metro region without an NHL team (Atlanta is close).

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How about SanFran Oakland area ?

San Jose's Sharks. The money in the bay area is mostly in the stretch fromsouth of San Francisco to San Jose. (Googles, Apples, Ciscos, Intels , Facebooks) Possible the biggest concentration of wealth in the world.

When did Milwaukee get an NBA team?

The Lakers traded a city, Milwaukee, for Lew Alcindor.

Saw someone say free beer

Where that at

Aren't you the beer badger, the twin of the honey badger? Use you taste and smell organs.

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I remembering going to Scouts games in KC as a kid.

Jersey watch... albeit throwback...A+ for the Scouts original white sweater.

KC IMO is a better hockey market than SEA.

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I remembering going to Scouts games in KC as a kid.

Jersey watch... albeit throwback...A+ for the Scouts original white sweater.

KC IMO is a better hockey market than SEA.

vintage-kansas-city-scouts-road-jersey-4.gif

Is this the one?

Seattle has so many Costco, Amazon, Microsoft, and Boeing millionaires, the city is emerald in more ways than one.

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vintage-kansas-city-scouts-road-jersey-4.gif

Is this the one?

I'll have to consult with Oxbow6 on this just to be sure, but I'm pretty positive that that's the Scouts road BLUE uniform and not the home white one...

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I'll have to consult with Oxbow6 on this just to be sure, but I'm pretty positive that that's the Scouts road BLUE uniform and not the home white one...

That is correct...it is blue and I like it but the white one I liked more.

So to recap...blue good but white better.

BTW...how cool is the logo of the dude on the horse. Classic!

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That is correct...it is blue and I like it but the white one I liked more.

So to recap...blue good but white better.

BTW...how cool is the logo of the dude on the horse. Classic!

Seems hostile and abusive to me! :whistling:

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There has been concern about the proposed arena deal in Seattle since Ballmer bought the Clippers, but it looks like it won't have any effect.

http://www.king5.com...-261566091.html

Think Ballmer shelling out a record $2 B for the Clippers will increase the shot of expansion teams for Seattle and somewhere else (London, England?). The expansion teams would likely have to pay $1 B a piece, which divided by 30 owners means each owner gets a cool $70 M just for expanding the NBA.

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Think Ballmer shelling out a record $2 B for the Clippers will increase the shot of expansion teams for Seattle and somewhere else (London, England?). The expansion teams would likely have to pay $1 B a piece, which divided by 30 owners means each owner gets a cool $70 M just for expanding the NBA.

Or is that $1 billion expansion "fee" likely to mean the end of new cities getting sports teams, especially the NBA? David Silver, just GIVE a team to Seattle already. SAVE OUR SONICS!

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Or is that $1 billion expansion "fee" likely to mean the end of new cities getting sports teams, especially the NBA? David Silver, just GIVE a team to Seattle already. SAVE OUR SONICS!

Seattle has a number of billionaires, so a billion bucks for a team isn't too much to ask. But the NBA might just add two teams in Europe (like London, Paris, or Barcelona) where they can make bigger bucks. Seattle is the most lucrative empty NBA market in the US left.

For the NHL to go to Seattle, an NBA team must first be place in Seattle so there will be a new arena partially financed by the new NBA owner. The NHL owner likely can't finance the arena.

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