Where do you think the Pheonix Coyotes will move to?
I've heard maybe Kansas City or Hamilton.. where else have you heard?
- viphockey4Lv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Good money says Seattle will become the most talked about destination followed by Houston. Two major tv markets with Seattle not having basketball anymore and an arena that could easily house an NHL team,money from potential major sponsors like Nordstrom, Amazon.com and Starbucks plus a top 15 tv viewership rating and the fact that they only have to compete a little bit with the Seahawks (maybe) during their season. There isnt a lot in the way of college town interference either and we all know how Bettman and the owners love big tv markets. That is also why we will hear Houston rumors....major market, big corporate sponsorship opportunities and a ready made arena (although they will have to compete with a well established Rockets NBA team for fans). KC, Hamilton, Quebec City will be other names bandied about but the good money says Seattle will emerge as the frontrunner soon.
Just a couple notes in response to a couple answers. Vancouver does NOT have veto authority for a team in Seattle and in fact the Canucks ownership have long been on record s hoping Seattle would in fact get a franchise so they could have a natural rival. Logistics dictate that Seattle being a straight shot highway ride of roughly 3+ hours there would be great interest....the Hamilton/Toronto situation is so completely different because the market being in the same demographic area whereas Seattle/Vancouver simply are not. As for questions about there being no ownership group in Seattle, again completely untrue. Who did Daly meet with in Seattle to discuss a potential franchise there if there isnt an onwership group formed? A potential ownership group met with the NHL to discuss bringing possibly Phoenix or Atlanta (before they committed to Winnipeg) to Seattle. The only drawback for the league right now is the arena situation but it appears there is a willingness to build a new arena either with tax dollars, private ownership (most likely) or a combination of both. The NHL would relish the idea of adding the 12th largest tv market into the fold. Owners love market and money....Seattle and/or Houston are the largest markets and Seattle already has a viable minor hockey program in place and a built in passion for the sport. And the NHL has a long history of flirting with the idea of adding Seattle starting with the original expansion and nearly pulled off a deal until the Sonics owner screwed a group over when the league added Tampa.Source(s): .
- ?Lv 69 years ago
London, Quebec City, Kansas City, Hamilton, Cleveland, Seattle... There are actually a lot of markets that could support it that make far more sense for hockey than Phoenix. Have NHL teams in cities that have a winter, and you get kids who may some day skate in the NHL playing hockey, and you over the course of decades improve your product, hockey.
I say move Phoenix, the Florida teams, one of the California teams, and the Carolina team northwards.
Kansas City Jazz
Seattle Super Sonics
- Anonymous9 years ago
The next team to move will either be Phoenix or Florida IMO, and the only place in Canada that it would go to would be Quebec city, they are even building a new arena there, it will not go to Hamilton because Toronto will fight it with its territorial rights, the same goes for any team in the GTA, Toronto will have none of it.
- Gene DLv 49 years ago
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- michinoku2001Lv 79 years ago
Quebecor now has people who do nothing but work on bringing a team/getting a new arena in QC. I don't see any other city with such an ongoing corporate effort. If there is a group interested in KC or wherever then you have to wonder where they were when Atlanta was for sale. AFAIK Vancouver has the prerogative of vetoing any Seattle bid, just as Buffalo would have to agree to a team in Hamilton.
- ?Lv 59 years ago
Yes, Seattle and Portland and Kansas City seem so nice. Houston too. Unfortunately for the league there is either A) No viable arena AND no plans for one B) No owner C) both A and B.
Seattle falls into C.
Houston falls into B.
Kansas City falls into B.
Quebec City falls into A.
Hamilton falls into C, with Balsillie essentially exiled for life from the NHL.
If Phoenix does in fact need to move, whichever city can get their act together fastest will get the team. Quebec City is looking like it is the front runner at this point, but if its arena is delayed, they could lose their chance.
- tfoley5000Lv 79 years ago
Quebec city If the Islanders don't move there they will so depends upon whether they stay in arizona or not they be winnipeg when the thrashers took advantage and moved to winnipeg Instead let them not waste another opportunity or In your option KC or hamilton would be another option If quebec city ain't open to them
- FrogdogLv 69 years ago
Hopefully Quebec City.
- ReverseSweepLv 79 years ago
I wouldn't mind a move to any of the following:
- Anonymous9 years ago
Hopefully somewhere like Hamilton or Quebec City. I am hoping for Seattle, but honestly don't really see it happening.