Thursday, March 1, 2012
I JUST CAN'T RESIST
TORONTO -- No one is suggesting the NHL is considering relocating an existing franchise to Saskatoon.
But it is fair to say there have been expressions of interest from parties in the prairie city to purchase, relocate and house an NHL franchise in Saskatoon's Credit Union Centre.
Obviously, if the NHL is faced with relocating another franchise -- those options may have to be legitimately explored in the coming weeks or months with regards to the long-term future of the Phoenix Coyotes -- the most logical landing-spot candidates are Seattle, Quebec City, Kansas City and perhaps Las Vegas.
But interested parties in Saskatoon have contacted the league and suggested there are individuals or parties in Saskatoon who would be willing to ante up the required purchase fee while various levels of government in Saskatchewan would make necessary arrangements to expand and make NHL-suitable the 15,800-seat Credit Union Centre.
**I'll have plenty of thoughts on this on today's Sports Cage on 620 CKRM and in tomorrow's blog column but for now, I'd love to read yours...