All Houston NHL dicussion here.

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  1. Melrose Munch

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    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/hki/aeros/7620900.html
    http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2011/06/hockey_in_reliant.php

     
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    I could care less about the corporate sector at this point, do they have fan interest? If there's no fan interest, then the size of the corporate sector doesn't matter. If fans would support the team, then the corporate sector becomes a huge asset making Houston an attractive location.
     
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    The Aeros have a very nice fan base and they charge a lot for their tickets considering it's the AHL.

    What I don't understand is why not play it at Toyota Center? It's a fine hockey arena, there won't be any NBA games as conflict. Seems kind of dumb to play a preseason game in a football stadium.
     
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    AF - could be they couldn't get an agreement (at a "decent" price) to play there.
     
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    Even if Toronto didn't sell a ticket they would make money.

    If Houston can do that. They are a good market.
     
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    I'm concerned with revenue generation. Can Houston generate higher revenue than the alternatives? (Quebec, Hamilton, KC, etc.) I'm not sure about QC and Hamilton, but I'm pretty sure they would do better than Kansas City.

    The Aeros are in the upper echelon of the AHL in terms of attendance, so there does seem to be some fanbase. There's also the history with Houston having a WHA team. They were actually quite successful too.
     
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    Houston's TV market is massive. That'd certainly help.

    Houston would definitely bring in more revenues than KC.

    Why wouldn't they generate something pretty on par with Dallas' revenues?
     
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    They can bring in Philly revenues, Chicago revenues. Dallas before their problems.

    That is top tier. Only just below Montreal and Toronto.
     
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    Is there really anything to discuss, though? Even with my belief that the NHL will be expanding by two teams in the next decade and the unfortunate belief that this will be the Coyotes' last season in Glendale, there's still the question of ownership. If Les Alexander is interested in jumping back into the NHL fray, then Houston obviously would have to be become a prohibitive favorite for a relocation/expansion team. If not though, are there any other potential ownership groups that have expressed interest?
     
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    You guys know that an agreement to even play the Stars/Coyotes game in Houston hasn't been completed yet, right?
     
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    Dallas has averaged $103 million in revenues the last eight seasons. Their revenue is down $8 million from before the lockout due to Hicks/Liverpool and poor performance. But their payroll is also down $28 million from before the lockout. The Dallas Stars are just fine. Hicks is the bankrupt one.

    But yes, I agree.

    Factor in that Houston replacing Phoenix would give Dallas three more games in the CTZ, and I think Houston makes a ton of sense for the NHL.
     
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    It'd be interesting to see what would happen to the realignment picture if Houston joined up, as I have a hard time imagining that the NHL would be willing to split up such an obviously new rivalry between Houston and Dallas into different divisions, especially as Dallas would finally have a rival that's actually close to them for a change. Might give the league more incentive to keep Dallas in the Pacific if Houston were involved.
     
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    If it's a slam dunk market. Why not give them an expansion.. More cashola For the league right?
    Let the Yotes move to QC
     
  16. Fugu

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    Why do we have an "All Houston NHL" discussion thread?

    There's a preseason game scheduled there?



    Someone PM me if I missed something.
     
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