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Poll: second hockey team (106 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you support a second Vancouver hockey team in the NHL?

  1. Yes (17 votes [16.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.04%

  2. No, one is enough (89 votes [83.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 83.96%

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#1 Strombone1

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

Like the Manchester Uniteds and the Manchester Citys or the LA Lakers and the LA Clippers out there... would you support a second Vancouver hockey team?


EDIT: in the NHL

I'm not jumping off the bandwagon. Just feels like Vancouver can support two teams in the NHL and we might have better chances of bringing the damn cup home.

Edited by Strombone1, 23 April 2012 - 09:03 AM.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

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They already do. They're called the Giants.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:00 AM

What is this?

I don't even..
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:01 AM

I'm always gonna cheer for Vancouver :bigblush:
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:01 AM

I am still waiting for the first one.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:05 AM

I am still waiting for the first one.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:05 AM

So now you want to limit it just to the NHL? If that's the case, then how could we all be Canucks?

Seriously though, I don't think the market could handle it. If a team moved here and it did poorly it would get no support at all. People would stay following their Canucks. Sure there are enough people in the area to fill an arena for an extra team, but are there enough corporate sponsors and such to make it work?

I think things are perfect in Vancouver (the whole Lower Mainland that is) for sports right now. For hockey you can choose from the NHL, AHL, WHL & BCHL. There's also the CFL, MLS, WLA and Single A baseball. Other than maybe the NLL, what more could you want?
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:12 AM

and we might have better chances of bringing the damn cup home.


It wouldn't be the same.

Hypothetically speaking, if the Coyotes moved here in the off-season and won the Stanley Cup next year, would you go to the parade?
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:16 AM

Make Gillis the G.M and be assured of two teams never hoisting the cup...
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:22 AM

You'd have to for awhile (15+ yrs)

Everything east of Surrey & Coquitlam is too small...

The would be in Surrey if we were to get one.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:25 AM

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A team in Seattle would be much bettter.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:27 AM

Metropolitan Vancouver isn't populous enough to support two teams. I don't see a whole lot of Canuck fans migrating to see another team play (and dishing out an additional $200 bucks for tickets) more than a couple times a year.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:32 AM

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If the two teams meet in the playoffs, there'd be riot and mayhem regardless on who wins!
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:33 AM

Well if a new Canadian league was formed. Imagine finally being rid of Bettmans nonsense league.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:51 AM

no... vancouver isn't nearly large enough. it wasn't so long ago the canucks themselves were struggling with attendance. i doubt vancouver can host another team.

Seattle, Quebec or maybe Hamilton could work.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:59 AM

no... vancouver isn't nearly large enough. it wasn't so long ago the canucks themselves were struggling with attendance. i doubt vancouver can host another team.

Seattle, Quebec or maybe Hamilton could work.

Don't think so! Nucks have filled the building for yrs. We do need a canadian league though, because the NHL don't like Canadian fans.They want to sell the game in the US so reffing always goes against Canadian based teams.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:24 AM

You obviously haven't been reading your economics literature.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:45 PM

i would support two teams.. then again im in portland, so i dont know how that would really help...

how about a team to Seattle or Portland first!
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:44 PM

i would support two teams.. then again im in portland, so i dont know how that would really help...

how about a team to Seattle or Portland first!


I'm all for that. I would love to see some more geographical rivals.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:02 PM

So now you want to limit it just to the NHL? If that's the case, then how could we all be Canucks?

Seriously though, I don't think the market could handle it. If a team moved here and it did poorly it would get no support at all. People would stay following their Canucks. Sure there are enough people in the area to fill an arena for an extra team, but are there enough corporate sponsors and such to make it work?

I think things are perfect in Vancouver (the whole Lower Mainland that is) for sports right now. For hockey you can choose from the NHL, AHL, WHL & BCHL. There's also the CFL, MLS, WLA and Single A baseball. Other than maybe the NLL, what more could you want?


You are right. Football has never been set up and financed like the NHL. It wouldn't work. Keep the massive market pouring into one team. I love all the other things they do in the Community. I don't think it would be the same with two teams.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

I'm all for that. I would love to see some more geographical rivals.


There really should be an NHL team in Portland. Just look at their mls team and how much support they get. I think an NHL team in Portland would be unreal.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:06 PM

Seattle, Portland, Vegas... or just move the Vancouver farm team here. Those are reasonable ideas.

It isn't that long ago, when the team wasn't very good that we could fill up a single arena (we could have built GM Place with 3,000 extra seats but didn't because we didn't want it to be so empty)... never mind for a 2nd team which no one has any history with.

The NBA keeps making rumblings about returning since we have an NBA ready arena... but I don't know if I am keen on that after having been a Grizzlies season ticket holder. I felt really burned by the league and the players were largely ignorant jackasses compared with those in hockey.

I suppose things could be different, there are a lot more international players now who wouldn't consider Vancouver to be the hinterland.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:14 PM

Stupidest idea that I've heard in a long while.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:23 PM

Worst idea Ever. [insert Comic Book jpeg]
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:37 PM

just as dumb as toronto getting a second team , sure they could probably get a fan base for either team in either province but cmon , pathetic really considering all the other canadian citys that want a team and deserve one

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:37 PM

How is this the worst idea ever?
  • Hockey is a business
  • Vancouver is a big hockey market
  • We're thirsty for the cup
  • It would bring ticket prices down
  • Season ticket waiting list would shorten drastically
  • There would be twice the hockey

What part of that is the worst idea ever?
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:39 PM

How is this the worst idea ever?

  • Hockey is a business
  • Vancouver is a big hockey market
  • We're thirsty for the cup
  • It would bring ticket prices down
  • Season ticket waiting list would shorten drastically
  • There would be twice the hockey
What part of that is the worst idea ever?


The how dare you not support the Canucks part.

That's just my guess though.

Edited by Tanev's Smirk, 23 April 2012 - 03:39 PM.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

I'm not suggesting we all stop following this team. I'm saying competition breeds excellence.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

I'm not suggesting we all stop following this team. I'm saying competition breeds excellence.


Neither am I, but other people most likely view it that way.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:52 PM

Only 2.5 million in greater Vancouver right?

I would not want two vancouver NHL teams. That would suck

I would rather an nba team.
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