patinwoody Posted August 21, 2008 Report Share Posted August 21, 2008 Hypothetically speaking: Imagine if you won lottery and won a billion dollars. The NHL was awarding a new franchise (or maybe relocating the Nashville Preds). The Montreal Canadiens were not for sale but the NHL would allow you start a second new franchise in Montreal. Would you do it and start a new hockey team in Montreal? (Of course this would never happen, but hypothetically speaking.....) Do you think Montreal would be able to support two hockey franchises? Before you say no, consider other big market cities who support two teams. A) New York Yankees & New York Mets LA Dodgers & LA Angels C) LA Lakers & LA Clippers (they share the same arena) Yankees, Dodgers, Lakers are all teams with deep history & many championships. Grant it Montreal does not have the same population of New York or LA but Montreal (Quebec) hockey is considered a religion and the fan base is big. I'm sure once your new Montreal team won a championship, your loyalty would grow. So if you did start a new club, what would you call the team? Don't forget it has to be bilingual. I was thinking, The Montreal Mission. Colors might be maroon. FYI - I would also bring back the Montreal Expos (with a new ballpark). (Like I said, I'm a big HABS fan, this is all hypothetical.) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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