Frank Boal says eight NHL teams looking to relocate
OK, so I have little respect for local TV talking heads in the first place, but Frank Boal has now re-inforced my lack of respect.
Today, I listened to his radio show while I cut the yard on a gorgeous Good Friday in KC. He says up to eight NHL teams are looking to leave their current market.
You see, this is why I have this blog. The amount of misinformation in the KC media is astounding.
Is this guy nuts? Does he know there is a new CBA in the NHL which allows a team in ANY market to successfully compete?
I must shoot holes in this statement, quickly.
BOSTON, CHICAGO, MONTREAL, DETROIT, NY RANGERS, TORONTO = Original Six teams -- WILL NEVER MOVE
ST LOUIS, PHILADELPHIA, SAN JOSE, DALLAS, PHOENIX, MINNESOTA
, VANCOUVER, COLORADO = New Arenas or franchises that are so stable they would not move.
Teams owned by local owners (real hometown guys): OTTAWA, BUFFALO, ANAHEIM, WASHINGTON
Owners committed to their markets because they either have a sweetheart lease or own and operate the building: CAROLINA*, ATLANTA, COLUMBUS
New arena on tap: NY ISLANDERS, NEW JERSEY
Well, I'm down to six. The teams in Canada aren't moving: EDMONTON, CALGARY
That leaves these four teams: FLORIDA, PITTSBURGH, TAMPA BAY, NASHVILLE
Pittsburgh will be on or off the list by the end of this year
Where does Frank Boal come up with eight teams? I can only come up with four and I'm not familiar with Tampa Bays situation, but I'd bet they're pretty stable in that market.