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An Expansion Team In Hamilton?

from Scott Radley of the Hamilton Spectator,,

A deep-pocketed prospective owner has been quietly positioning himself to make a play for an expansion team for Hamilton — if and when the National Hockey League decides to add franchises, a local businessman and hockey executive says.

"Without question there's a player who wants to have a team in Hamilton," Don Robertson says. "I can assure you of that. I'd bet my life on it."

Robertson, a driving force in senior hockey across the province who's been involved in a number of hockey-related deals over the years — including putting together the local group that bought the Hamilton Bulldogs — says he is now serving as an unpaid adviser to the mystery owner. They were introduced to each other more than a year ago.

The possible owner was apparently already working on this idea for some time before that meeting.


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Primis's avatar

Have fun with that.

The realignment signaled where the NHL is interested in expanding if they ever do, and it’s not Hamilton or Quebec.  Keep in mind which conference has less teams.

Posted by Primis on 12/12/13 at 12:40 PM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

Maybe they’ll send the Wings back to the West wink.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 12/12/13 at 12:45 PM ET


It won’t happen for these reasons:

1) Buffalo Sabres
2) Toronto Maple Leafs
3) Old Arena
4) Small market and economy
5) Canadian TV Deal
6) Eastern Conference
7) Ballsillie effect

Posted by timbits on 12/12/13 at 01:58 PM ET

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