Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Hamilton Penguins?

It's an old storyline, to be sure, but here it is again.
Hamilton has been thwarted several times in its bid to land an NHL team, but a process is still in place if an opportunity pops up in the near future.

The city has an ongoing agreement with HHC Acquisition Corp, a firm tasked with finding and buying a team to play in Copps Coliseum.

Proponents, like the city's mayor, Larry Di Ianni, say Hamilton is "ideally situated" for an NHL team.

"We live within a fairly short driving distance of 6 million people. If other markets can support up to three teams, I think this market, given that dynamic, could probably make a go of it as well," Di Ianni said yesterday.
Unfortunately, I don't see the NHL ever coming back to another Canadian city, regardless of how attractively marketed they are.

Credit to The Hockey Page.


At 3:11 p.m., December 13, 2005, Anonymous Jason Mandell said...

Howard Baldwin should buy back the Penguins and move the team back to his old haunting grounds, Connecticut. With a new stadium (similar to the one the evil Peter Karmanos obtusely and I'm sure regrettably rejected before moving the Whalers to the hockey hotbed of Raleigh), and a dense 3 million state residents with deep hockey roots, a new team in Hartford would be very similar to what happened in Minnesota with the North Stars/Wild.

At 8:17 p.m., December 13, 2005, Anonymous David said...

If there's anyone out there who thinks Hamilton will actually get a team, please contact me. I'd like to make a wager with you. Thank you.

At 11:16 p.m., December 13, 2005, Blogger Michael said...

The Penguins are staying. Period!


There will be a deal that will bring a fresh chance at the Penguins survival. Even without help from the league.

Your welcome.

At 10:00 a.m., December 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only way Hamilton gets a team is if the Buffalo Sabres move there and I don't see that happening.


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