Joseph H asked in SportsHockey · 1 decade ago

As a fairly new NHL fan, I was wondering why Wisconsin doesn't have a NHL team? Isn't hockey big up there?

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    Markets and money. Wisconsin is not big. There is a reason California has 3 hockey teams, 4 baseball teams, and 3 football teams. California has the largest population and market. And despite what some people think, people DO show up to the hockey games.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I can only think of 2 reasons

    1. They dealt with Fezz so long that they didn't want any more foreigners coming into the state

    or

    2. They have no money to pay for tickets because their kids spend it all on beer and weed and would rather hang out at the Photo hut getting stoned!

    Source(s): That 70's Show
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Many hockey fans from wisconsin follow colorado, the wild, or the hawks.

    the best thing about Milwaukee getting a team is the midwest would have a little bit of the easy coast traveling those teams out there enjoy.

    Milwaukee, Chicago,St. Louis, Detroit, Nashville all an hour or two by plane from each other.

    what's next, Cleveland? Indianapolis?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Milwaukee is the only big city, its still a small market, and its covered under the Blackhawks region.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    $$$ trouble and lack of corporate sponcers

    The success of the packers kind of makes it harder for a NHL team to succed

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  • 1 decade ago

    There are no people in Wisconsin.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hockey is big in Minnesota, too, but they have had trouble financially supporting a team. Wisconsin is similar or even worse because they don't have a metropolitan area as big as the twin cities.

    Or at least that was the situation before the latest CBA, which has allowed smaller market teams like Pittsburgh to contend and to win.

    Maybe the next franchise move we will see will be from some sunbelt city back to where they know what ice is.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It would make sense, but the NHL was too busy in the last 10-15 years putting teams in Southern states for people down there to not show up to watch play.

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