Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman on The Jeff Marek Show chatting the NHL expansion reports and the cities of Houston and Atlanta.
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Marek: “What I intended to particularly speak to you concerning today Friedge, is something we discussed on our podcast and I’m uncertain if it was you and I discussed in or I simply discussed it later the radio program, however tales concerning Atlanta and Houston.
And the one point I discovered doing either the podcast or this program, is the min you point out something that’s been murmured, suddenly individuals begin calling and begin chatting and begin stating, ‘well you’ re on something, however right here’s where you’re incorrect. You require to search in this instructions rather.”
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Marek: “There is definitely something. I don’t know how close or far away it is, but there is definitely something with both Atlanta and Houston and the NHL. I always think I have to preface this by apologizing to Quebec Nordiques fans but there is definitely something happening with Atlanta and Houston, Elliotte. Agree, Disagree?”
Friedman: “Well I believe that there is something taking place however I believe the inquiry is just how much down the roadway we are. The NHL is attempting to place, toss some chilly water on this. And the one point, which I obtain, they do not desire every little thing to leave control right here.
The one point I believe, and I definitely concur with Jeff, is that I believe Houston will certainly at some point be an NHL city. I do. I simply do not understand if it’s expansion or it’s moving. If this entire Arizona scenario does not deal with the brand-new structure, I need to believe Houston is that most likely area, right?
It’s an all-natural opponent forDallas It’s the biggest market in the United States that does not have a group. There’s a great deal of points that make good sense there. The one problem with Houston is, they do not truly have a sector. Obviously, there’s one where the Rockets play, however the organization has actually consulted with that possession team prior to and has actually been underwhelmed by what it listened to.
So I take a look at that as, I believe if they go there, they wish to go there in their very own scenario and the man I take a look at for this isTim Leiweke Tim Leiweke is an individual that fixes field issues. For instance, among the factors the Seattle Kraken remain in the NHL is due to the fact that they could not obtain a location for a very long time and he entered there and resolved that trouble. So, I have actually claimed this in the past, this is not the very first time I have actually claimed this, however I do think the lengthy- term play there possibly, is him fixing his trouble, and I do believe that if that occurs, Houston will certainly remain in the organization.
Atlanta for me is a harder sell,Jeff I indicate it’s currently been two times. I understand that of things that’s discussed right here, belongs to this entire tale, is that the rink would certainly not be midtown where the Hawks play. It would certainly be a suburban area called Alpharetta due to the fact that it makes even more feeling to have an NHL group there.
Just for me, I believe you would certainly need to market me on it. Like you would truly need to market me on it regarding why it would certainly function. And I will certainly inform you, Jeff, I had somebody that claimed to me that he assumes that if there’s one city we’re not discussing right here, it’sKansas City No large winter season sporting activity. No NBA group. AEG field, an additional team that the NHL has a link with from the (Los Angeles) Kings.
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What this man, he was truly decreasing the bunny opening with me. He states, ‘Look, like, you make Patrick Mahomes an investor like Marshawn Lynch is and Ryan Reynolds might be, you’ ve obtained like a crowning achievement.
But, what this tale has actually most definitely done Jeff, is kicked up some dirt. There’s no doubt concerning that. We’ll see where we go right here.”
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