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Htown Ice Soccer team?
« on: November 17, 2017, 12:22:17 pm »
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/houston-nhl-expansion-calgary-flames-arena-relocation/



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Earlier this year Tilman Fertitta bought the NBA’s Houston Rockets and the Toyota Center for a cool $2.2 billion.And now that he has the Rockets and the arena, Fertitta’s next task is securing more guaranteed dates for the Toyota Center. The best solution: 45 dates of NHL action. That’s 41 regular season and four pre-season games per year. Fertitta has been transparent about his desire to land an NHL team for his arena.

It’s quite a turnaround from the position of previous Rockets owner, Les Alexander, who was unhappy after being used as leverage in the 1990s by then Oilers owner Peter Pocklington to secure a better arena deal in Edmonton. There was talk Pocklington might sell to Alexander and see the Oilers move to Houston. When that didn’t happen, Alexander suddenly decided he no longer wanted a hockey team in Houston competing with his basketball club.

Fertitta has been doing his NHL due diligence. During a recent meeting with the league, I’m told Fertitta asked more questions than the league did. He wanted to understand why NHL hockey hadn’t been part of the Houston landscape before, and what, if any, interest there was in having his city part of the league’s future. He came prepared and he came to listen. To be clear: Fertitta didn’t arrive at the meeting with a cheque book and pen in hand. There’s no indication he received the answers he was hoping for, although his tweet late in the day Thursday was what you might expect to hear from someone who wants to be remain respectful of the process.

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Will Htown support an Ice Soccer team?
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Re: Htown Ice Soccer team?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 12:24:02 pm »
Malt.

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Re: Htown Ice Soccer team?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 12:56:09 pm »
i hope so.

id go to a game or 2.
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Re: Htown Ice Soccer team?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 01:08:41 pm »
I always thought John Shannon, the reporter in Bougés link, kinda looks like Rufus aka Mike in San Diego...just sayin'.

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Re: Htown Ice Soccer team?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 09:15:55 am »
No one will wear #9 for the Aeros if HOuston does get a NHL team
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 09:41:51 am »
i really dont want any more hurricanes in houston, so bring on the coyotes  :koolaid
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Re: Htown Ice Soccer team?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 12:51:58 pm »
 :lol Houston getting an NHL team before Hartford, I love it
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Re: Htown Ice Soccer team?
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 02:55:31 pm »
:lol Houston getting an NHL team before Hartford, I love it

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