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It depends on a combination of factors:

 

Who would be buying the team? I can't imagine that PK will move the team...he's trying to sell it, and moving is expensive. So if he sells to Quebecor, then the team goes to QC. If he sells to interests in Seattle, they go there. If someone interested in Hartford buys it, they could come back here. Obviously, Seattle and Hartford have to get their arena issues resolved. Same for Portland, Hamilton, or anywhere else. The sale of the team will determine where it ends up.

 

When would the team be sold? Mainly asking if it would be before or after the Coyotes situation is fixed? Most believe the Coyotes will move either this year or next. Where they end up will take away an option from the Hurricanes. The NHL still wants Seattle and will likely prop up the Coyotes in Arizona for one more year in hopes that Seattle will get their arena act together.

 

There are a lot of possibilities but Quebec looks like the best bet right now. They have the arena and ownership ready to go. If the team isn't sold for a few years, then Hartford and Seattle would have time to get those pieces in place.

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Hartford is the #1 location for a Hurricanes relocation.

 

1 Hartford already has a fanbase for the Hurricanes/Whalers organization, we still have the merchandise

2 Hartford already has investors lined up to purchase the team

3 Hartford will be making major renovations to the XL Center to accommodate the upcoming NCAA tournament

4 Governor and Mayor are already on board to bring an NHL team here

 

From rumors I have heard coming out of Hartford, the building renovation plan and NHL plans and announcement for Hartford will be released in late June, at which time we will hear some of the names of the investors waiting in the wings, and SCI architects will be in the building next week to finalize their drawings and plans and that UConn will be a partner in this operation as opposed to being a tenant

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That pretty much sums up the plan but I haven't heard that specific timeline.

 

I hope that all that goes down in June but I don't know if the Legislature will allow the 250M

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Plans? Announcements? June? Idk where you guys are getting this stuff. Last year I heard the same stuff was going to happen. Never did. Idk about any of these rumors. Hope they're true. Doubt it. I'm getting pessimistic about renovations actually getting done.

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Hold on a second

 

There's no "You Guys"

 

I don't know if anything what Timmy wrote is going to happen. But I hope so!

And I also had nothing to do with the Predictions this time last year.

 

I'm nervous and starting to get pessimistic about the renovations too.

Without it there's nothing coming here let alone the NHL.

 

Now that Malloy is bagging out I have doubts about all of it. That decision doesn't help our chances

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Whalerdude11086 wrote:

> TimmyFromBoosters wrote:

> "From rumors I have heard..."

>

> Stop right there. The last thing this board needs is more bs rumors. Come

> back when you actually have facts to report with reputable sources.

 

Agreed

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glothelegend wrote:

> Well I misread what you wrote! Oops! :)

 

No problem I do hope it's true but I've never heard that or know where it is coming from.

 

I personally feel like we're getting in more of a Hail Mary situation though

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p4277 wrote:

> It depends on a combination of factors:

>

> Who would be buying the team? I can't imagine that PK will move the

> team...he's trying to sell it, and moving is expensive. So if he sells to

> Quebecor, then the team goes to QC. If he sells to interests in Seattle,

> they go there. If someone interested in Hartford buys it, they could come

> back here. Obviously, Seattle and Hartford have to get their arena issues

> resolved. Same for Portland, Hamilton, or anywhere else. The sale of the

> team will determine where it ends up.

>

> When would the team be sold? Mainly asking if it would be before or after

> the Coyotes situation is fixed? Most believe the Coyotes will move either

> this year or next. Where they end up will take away an option from the

> Hurricanes. The NHL still wants Seattle and will likely prop up the

> Coyotes in Arizona for one more year in hopes that Seattle will get their

> arena act together.

>

> There are a lot of possibilities but Quebec looks like the best bet right

> now. They have the arena and ownership ready to go. If the team isn't

> sold for a few years, then Hartford and Seattle would have time to get

> those pieces in place.

I doubt PK would sell to any group in Hartford. He's the type of guy that does not want admit failure, especially to the Hartford fans. My guess would be Quebec.

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TimmyFromBoosters wrote:

> Hartford is the #1 location for a Hurricanes relocation.

>

> 1 Hartford already has a fanbase for the Hurricanes/Whalers organization,

> we still have the merchandise

> 2 Hartford already has investors lined up to purchase the team

> 3 Hartford will be making major renovations to the XL Center to accommodate

> the upcoming NCAA tournament

> 4 Governor and Mayor are already on board to bring an NHL team here

>

> From rumors I have heard coming out of Hartford, the building renovation

> plan and NHL plans and announcement for Hartford will be released in late

> June, at which time we will hear some of the names of the investors waiting

> in the wings, and SCI architects will be in the building next week to

> finalize their drawings and plans and that UConn will be a partner in this

> operation as opposed to being a tenant

Man I hope your right, but like everybody else I have my doubts.

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