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But KC has a beautiful new arena that would be great to put a team into.
Other than baseball and football, teams don't seem to last in KC. Maybe it's the lack of serious expendable income (compared to a place like Dallas, for example).
 

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The Nordiques WERE successful

I am going to clear up everything about why the Nordiques
moved to Denver:

The Nordiques were on the way to Stanley Cup status---note
that.

Why did they move? Le Colisee was not adequate enough to pay the increasing salaries the NHLers were now making.
Some teams could afford to build those fancy new buildings
with sky boxes and luxury suites. Not Quebec (nor Winnepeg). In fact, they lost money when they were losers
the previous seasons. Without an adequate source of income,
it was easy to move to an American city where the money was
flowing and a new arena was in the works.

And that is why I'm glad Edmonton found a way to generate
some income with the outdoors game. 33,000 fans generates a
lot more income than 18,000.
 

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I think the main reason the Nords failed in the playoffs was goaltending. Think about it. The Habs never would have traded Roy to the team while they were in Quebec, but the Avalanche had no problem acquiring him. After getting a true number one goalie, they one two cups, and haven't been the same since Roy retired. If the Nords got a chance at someone like Martin Brodeur, they might still be in Quebec today. Playoff success = big $$$.
 
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