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Old 11-30-2003, 12:24 AM   #8
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Originally posted by Alex
It pisses me off that they took the Jets out of Winnipeg where they could've drawn exactly or better than what Phoenix does. Hockey in the desert or hockey in Canada? What's your pick? It was successful to move the Avs out of Quebec. They are loved by Colorado and have one of the better national fan bases for any team.
Hockey will not survive as one of the "four major" American sports if that is their attitude. Football, basketball, and baseball are in all climates, why can't hockey be, too? The NHL needs to smash these old stereotypes like "hockey in the desert? what a load of crap!". It needs to expand and market to new fans.
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