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Second NHL team for Toronto?

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:53 pm
by HammerMan
there are "whisperings" as reported by Dave Shoalts in his Globe and Mail story here: A second NHL team in Toronto?

If they put it in Mississauga (401/407/Mississuaga Rd? 401/403/410?) with it's own arena, it would sell-out the next day. Not sold on the Leafs sharing an arena with another team without MLSE having the new team by the stones. Who would want to be the Clippers?

Interesting comments about Hamilton; I think "minor league" is pretty clear language and notice the importance placed on drawing fans in New York. That sort of language rules out Waterloo. Make no mistake, there isn't another NHL team arriving in Ontario unless it's another Toronto team (jackasses!). I think the Toronto market seems so gold-plated to these guys that it might be the only Canadian market they trust.
“I don't think it can be an expansion team,” a governor said. “We can't expand because we would be the laughingstock of professional sports. “We've got too many troubled franchises. We've got to look at relocating a couple of them. These franchises were troubled long before the economic downturn and next year is going to be worse on them.”
LOL! tell us what you really think! that does NOT sound like a Gary Bettman approved statement! With talk like that, teams like the Rangers and the "troubled franchises" are gonna pull the knives out after Bettman. The Global Fininacial Crisis is just the excuse they have to pounce.

Re: Second NHL team for Toronto?

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:05 pm
by Inquiring Mind
When did they get the first one?!?!

:tease:

Re: Second NHL team for Toronto?

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 3:07 pm
by tigger
Inquiring Mind wrote:When did they get the first one?!?!

:tease:

:whs: :popcorn:

Re: Second NHL team for Toronto?

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:16 pm
by Solar Max
Inquiring Mind wrote:When did they get the first one?!?!

:tease:
All of Canada outside Southern Ontario just had that exact reaction. :wink:

Re: Second NHL team for Toronto?

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:11 pm
by FootbalYouBet
Solar Max wrote:
Inquiring Mind wrote:When did they get the first one?!?!

:tease:
All of Canada outside Southern Ontario just had that exact reaction. :wink:
while those inside southern ontario are wondering when they going to get a football team :(

Re: Second NHL team for Toronto?

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:27 pm
by Hymie
HammerMan wrote:Interesting comments about Hamilton; I think "minor league" is pretty clear language and notice the importance placed on drawing fans in New York. That sort of language rules out Waterloo. Make no mistake, there isn't another NHL team arriving in Ontario unless it's another Toronto team (jackasses!). I think the Toronto market seems so gold-plated to these guys that it might be the only Canadian market they trust.
Will somebody please tell me where Columbus is, or Raleigh, or Anaheim, or San Jose. And the NHL does not want Hamilton because it's minor league :roll:

Re: Second NHL team for Toronto?

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 4:33 pm
by woody
A second team in Toronto???

Oh Yea! Misery likes company! :roll:

Re: Second NHL team for Toronto?

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:29 am
by greycupgarry
Hymie wrote:
HammerMan wrote:Interesting comments about Hamilton; I think "minor league" is pretty clear language and notice the importance placed on drawing fans in New York. That sort of language rules out Waterloo. Make no mistake, there isn't another NHL team arriving in Ontario unless it's another Toronto team (jackasses!). I think the Toronto market seems so gold-plated to these guys that it might be the only Canadian market they trust.
Will somebody please tell me where Columbus is, or Raleigh, or Anaheim, or San Jose. And the NHL does not want Hamilton because it's minor league :roll:
Yaaaa. Right on Bro'.

Where is Hamilton again?

Re: Second NHL team for Toronto?

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:34 am
by Kanga-Kucha
FootbalYouBet wrote:
Solar Max wrote:
Inquiring Mind wrote:When did they get the first one?!?!

:tease:
All of Canada outside Southern Ontario just had that exact reaction. :wink:
while those inside southern ontario are wondering when they going to get a football team :(
yeah in Ottawa :beer:

Re: Second NHL team for Toronto?

Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:35 am
by Kanga-Kucha
Winnpeg for the coyotes, bring them home!

Re: Second NHL team for Toronto?

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:20 am
by Gill The Thrill
I actually think Southern Ontario could support 2 other NHL teams. Balsillie's team in Hamilton and then another Toronto named team playing out of the north end of the GTA, in much the same way that the Islanders play in Long Island, but are a New York team.

The population base and interest is definitely here, and the competition would give fans a choice without bowing to those corporate bastards at MLSE. It would also keep hockey as the number #1 sport in the most DENSELY populated region in Canada.

I know some of you may think it would be bad for the CFL, think again. Corporate support for 3 NHL teams in the region would spell the end of this media obsession and over-represented interest in getting an NFL team in Toronto.

Re: Second NHL team for Toronto?

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:34 am
by woody
Gill The Thrill wrote:I actually think Southern Ontario could support 2 other NHL teams. Balsillie's team in Hamilton and then another Toronto named team playing out of the north end of the GTA, in much the same way that the Islanders play in Long Island, but are a New York team.

The population base and interest is definitely here, and the competition would give fans a choice without bowing to those corporate bastards at MLSE. It would also keep hockey as the number #1 sport in the most DENSELY populated region in Canada.

I know some of you may think it would be bad for the CFL, think again. Corporate support for 3 NHL teams in the region would spell the end of this media obsession and over-represented interest in getting an NFL team in Toronto.
Be careful there Gill...Bettman may read this and get upset that someone is making sense...he may even punch you square in the knee-cap. :tease:

Re: Second NHL team for Toronto?

Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:15 am
by jay64
Inquiring Mind wrote:When did they get the first one?!?!

:tease:
Judging from their record so far this season, they still don't have the first one.. :rotf: