Re: St. Louis as a hockey market
- Don't forget Houston. The NBA owner, Les Alexander had a deal in place to buy and move Edmonton and only an 11th hour local group matching his offer kept the team in Edmonton. He holds all the cards for a Houston team, as per the language of the lease at Toyota Center, he is the only one who can operate an NHL team in the building such as long as he continues to own the NBA's Rockets (he isn't giving that up ANY time soon).
Les hasn't made a push for an NHL team since the Edmonton attempt, but the Toyota Center was built specifically with the NHL in mind--all Les needs is a team.
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- Yes, but only the Mighty Duck survived.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Lloyd Davis <ldaviseditor@...> wrote:
> On 24-Jul-11, at 2:13 PM, MoreyH wrote:
> > And the Mighty Duck....
> Not to mention the Canary, the Aristocrat, the Baron, the Creamery
> King, the Wanderer, the Blueshirt, the Arena, the Pla-Mor, the Wheat
> King, the Capital, the Blue, the Islander, etc.
> Then again, one might question the toughness of a team called
> Senators, but senators can, in fact, be plenty tough. The bio of Frank
> Mahovlich, written by his son Ted, included a photo of the Big M
> whaling away on Bill Gadsby. Sitting across from him in the Upper
> Chamber, you've got this guy:
> They may not all be able to read, but senators are plenty tough.