the commissioner would never say that until it’s basically inevitable. If they aren’t a candidate no one is. Rooting for them to make it work though
Florida, Carolina and despite what he says Arizona
Growth stops when they stop putting teams in places where there aren't already fans. Y'know, like Nashville, Arizona, Carolina, Florida x2, Las Vegas, etc. The game is growing. You can fault Bettman all you want, but he has grown the game. Just not really in Canada...
Let's hope he's not bullshitting 🙏🏻🙏🏻
It's been 22 years now and it's still not working. They're not a new franchise anymore. It's time to be realistic.
I get that he's towng the line, and hes sort of obligated to but who the fuck is a relocation candidate then?!
He also said Atlanta was not relocating. They have talked to the Houston owner about the Coyotes.
By the same logic what argument is there for having the team in Arizona over Houston then?
Houstons a bigger market, has more corporate money, and more potential for growth.
Im not against moving the team to other American cities im not one of those “but quebec!!” people. Its been like 20 years of straight hemorrhaging of money from arizona there’s little to no debating that it isnt a good hockey market at this point.
I can hope, my dude
Well there is talk of a Houston team. The NHL won't abandon Phoenix. It's the 6th largest US city and the potential is still there. They still have fans and the team has been shit forever.