Would this significantly increase interest around the solid core fanbases in NHL markets? For example, if the San Jose AHL affiliate played in Sacramento with their ECHL team [already] in Fresno, would this do much to broaden the Sharks/Sharks/Falcons fanbase over a greater part of Northern California? From what I see, many minor league teams are not all that stable and many have short-term arena deals. I think this could be phased in over the period of several years. I understand that a lot of these teams are pretty centrally located in the east right now and so many would have to be spread out, but I think the success of the NHL parent teams is most important overall. I'm just throwing this out for discussion, right off the top of my head. I'm interested to see what other people can point out as possible ups and downs to this, or how feasible it really is.