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08:25 AM ET 02.13 | At least four cities have been caught up in speculation of being the next home of the Phoenix Coyotes -- with Seattle being the largest city among a group that includes Quebec City, Las Vegas and Kansas City. [In Seattle, discussions] are underway for a public-private initiative for a new arena with the goal of returning the NBA to the Pacific Northwest. Both an NBA team and an NHL team could play at KeyArena until a new building was ready. ... There would be a natural rivalry with the Vancouver Canucks and, if it's the Coyotes who move there, would keep an East-West balance. Minus: KeyArena is a basketball building with obstructed seats for hockey. Might not be acceptable even as a short-term solution for NHL.

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February 13, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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Also not acceptable as "solutions" for the NHL, keeping teams in the following cities:-Miami-Tampa-Raleigh-Dallas (Sorry Otis)-Nassau County-Newark-Anaheim-Columbus-Ottawa (cause screw Ottawa, right?)

Wake up!...dreams over.

February 13, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Kansas City would be a good fit for a hockey team. They have a relatively new arena and they would love the game.

February 13, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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Kansas City would be a good fit for a hockey team. They have a relatively new arena and they would love the game.

I was going to say that Kansas City had their chance, but that didn't matter to the Buttgoblin when he gave Atlanta a second chance, so why not?

The advantage to moving the team to Las Vegas is it would be a shorter move.

February 13, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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I was going to say that Kansas City had their chance, but that didn't matter to the Buttgoblin when he gave Atlanta a second chance, so why not?The advantage to moving the team to Las Vegas is it would be a shorter move.

As noted here before, you can't really call The Scouts as K.C. "having their chance". I actually in another life did a lot...a lot...of research on this. probably one of the worst set ups in NHL history. I think K.C. is actually a great sports town, (from what I've heard) and in the interest of rivlries, St. Louis would be a natural. That all said, let's first make sure cities, (COUNTRIES!!!) that should have teams DO have teams.
I'm Spiny Norman and I want to be your Commisioner

February 13, 2012  09:29 AM ET

They gave Kansas City a exibition game and 9000 people showed up.

Sorry but they blew it.

February 13, 2012  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Also not acceptable as "solutions" for the NHL, keeping teams in the following cities:-Miami-Tampa-Raleigh-Dallas (Sorry Otis)-Nassau County-Newark-Anaheim-Columbus-Ottawa (cause screw Ottawa, right?)

Miami
Tampa
raleigh
Dallas
Anaheim
Phoenix

February 13, 2012  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Also not acceptable as "solutions" for the NHL, keeping teams in the following cities:-Miami-Tampa-Raleigh-Dallas (Sorry Otis)-Nassau County-Newark-Anaheim-Columbus-Ottawa (cause screw Ottawa, right?)

I never been to the city of Nassau County. Sounds lovely though.

February 13, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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They gave Kansas City a exibition game and 9000 people showed up. Sorry but they blew it.

be fair...who played that game?

February 13, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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I never been to the city of Nassau County. Sounds lovely though.

Bahamas?...yes. Long Island?...no.

February 13, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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Miami TamparaleighDallasAnaheimPhoenix

I agree with this. The only change I would make to your suggestion is to lose one of the FL teams.

February 13, 2012  09:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Also not acceptable as "solutions" for the NHL, keeping teams in the following cities:-Miami-Tampa-Raleigh-Dallas (Sorry Otis)-Nassau County-Newark-Anaheim-Columbus-Ottawa (cause screw Ottawa, right?)

My list would be
Any team that hasn't won the cup in over 40 years.

February 13, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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be fair...who played that game?

also be fair.....if that game was in Winnepeg back in 2009, they would have filled the arena to the max to show they really wanted a team back there.

February 13, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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I agree with this. The only change I would make to your suggestion is to lose one of the FL teams.

lose them both
and nashville.

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February 13, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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also be fair.....if that game was in Winnepeg back in 2009, they would have filled the arena to the max to show they really wanted a team back there.

If i remember correcetly, weren't The isles inthat game against someone?

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February 13, 2012  09:43 AM ET
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If i remember correcetly, weren't The isles inthat game against someone?

Why would it matter. Isles > no team. They don't have a team and they will start to be picky. They don't deserve it imo.

 
February 13, 2012  09:45 AM ET

Dump the Bucks and bring NHL to Milwaukee.

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