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Carey Price, Jaroslav Halak: Goaltending Duos Have Worked in the Pastâ€”And Now? linked to foxsports.com Feb/09
Would a Boozer trade to the Rockets make sense?
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Hello Habs community member,
Hope all is well.
Our dear Habs dropped game one to the hands of the big bad Bruins, thoughts and comments are welcomed in the post game article,
Greetings fellow Habs community member,
The playoffs are starting in just two days, and while we are all gearing up with our lucky jerseys and our favourite beers (for those who are legally old enough), our beloved Canadiens are getting ready to make the most of the new chance that has been given to them with this playoff ticket.
Exciting times, exciting times.
Bleacher has always been a place of gathering and debating for us Hockey fans. This time again, we will take the playoffs and our views in our own writings, with a series of articles in partnership with the Boston Bruins community (details in the following link).
So please come in and be part of it, to add to our already exciting playoffs atmosphere!
Comments, suggestions and ideas are more than welcomed on the Community Leadersâ€™ boards. Tell us what you think, what you want to add and such!
Happy playoffs and GO HABS GO!
Hi Shane, Thank you for reading and commentating about my article on the Buffalo-Hamilton situation. I do agree with you, Toronto has too many corporations owning season tickets and that is why the atmosphere is not as exciting as in Buffalo.
I just read and enjoyed your own article about NHL expansion to Hamilton. To clarify things for you: Hamilton is probably the surest money-making Canadian city without an NHL franchise. In a recent Toronto Sun article, it has been speculated that a Hamilton franchise would be the third most valuable in the NHL behind only Toronto and the New York Rangers. It has the arena built with money ready for an upgrade. Get them in!
The only things stopping an expansion or relocation to Hamilton is that the NHL has hung a territorial compensation issue with Buffalo and Toronto over its head, and that Gary Bettman views a relocation of an American franchise to Hamilton as a loss of face and a blow to his plan to make the NHL one of the "big four" sports in the United States.
Some other things about your article:
1. Hamilton now has a population of 692,000, only 2,000 behind Winnipeg and will probably pass it by the next census in 2011, another factor in its favour.
2. There are actually 10 NHL cites currently losing money, the others being Carolina, New Jersey, St. Louis, and Columbus.
3. I disagree with you when you say Seattle is a bad choice for NHL expansion. In fact it is probably the best city for a sure-fire winner in the United States. It has supported junior hockey well and has a team in the CHL.
4. I agree with your comments about Kansas City, Las Vegas, and Winnipeg. It's too bad Winnipeg built its present arena because it is clearly designed for the AHL. A proper NHL size arena would have sent a message that Winnipeg is serious about getting the Jets back. But be careful what you say about Winnipeg. There is a lobby group called the "Manitoba Mythbusters" who have set up a website on the Internet and insist that the new arena is capable of supporting an NHL team. I ran afoul of this group in several previous articles by stating that their arena is too small and that its management publicly stated that it was for the AHL and not the NHL.
5. You've left out several other potential serious contenders for an NHL team.
a) Portland - Like Seattle, it has supported junior hockey well and its team is a member of the CHL.
b) Milwaukee - Another "natural" US hockey market like Minnesota. The late Bob Johnson who coached Calgary and Pittsburgh came from this area.
c) Hartford - Hartford's mayor has actively lobbied Bettman recently about getting the Whalers back within 5 years. And he is willing to build a proper NHL size arena as part of a revitalization project. There are still lots of Whalers fans in Hartford and the team had some success there. All that was lacking was a proper arena so if they do build it, they would be a serious franchise contender.
d) Quebec - If Quebec were to build an NHL size arena, it would leap ahead of Hamilton as the number one Canadian city for relocation or expansion because there is no territorial issue and they operated an NHL franchise successfully in the past. All that was missing was the arena.
I have written extensively about NHL, CFL, and NFL expansion. If you are interested in it, check out my other articles and enjoy them.
My good friend, and Ohio State Football number one fan, Michael, wrote his first NHL article, going for the big questions about the Montreal Canadiens.
your article deserved the vote I gave you. Keep up the good work!
Welcome on Bleacher Report,
Hope u ll enjoy it in here!
congrats on ur first articles,
MIah (community leader) ;)