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Deal To Keep Coyotes In Glendale Includes Some Increased Costs For Fans
Published July 8, 2013
MOVING THE NEEDLE: In Vancouver, Elliott Pap wrote under the header, "NHL Knocking On Seattle's Door." SportsPressNW.com's Art Thiel said, "I would like to be more definitive but the NHL is the great unknown in this marketplace. ... It's just an unproven because we haven't seen the NHL here. At least with the NBA, there was a 41-year history of support. That's tangible." Vancouver-based marketing company Emblematica Principal Tom Mayenknecht said of the closeness of the Vancouver fanbase to Seattle, "That two-hour corridor is such a big factor in the viability of Seattle as an NHL market. I think you would see a lot of interest from fans in the Lower Mainland. That proximity to a really, solid hockey market like Vancouver is a really important determinant here" (VANCOUVER SUN, 7/6).