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Old Posted Apr 9, 2018, 5:40 AM
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Originally Posted by ThePhun1 View Post
Phoenix was a mistake in every way imaginable from start to finish, they moved to a non-hockey configurable arena then moved way out in the boonies to a suburb. They may have had a chance in Phoenix or Tempe (because of they could draw ASU students to games).

I think the biggest problem for Atlanta is that the Thrashers never became good.
The Coyotes had tremendous support and interest when they played in downtown Phoenix. Like you said, that arena was designed for basketball and had obstructed views for the rink. That move to Glendale which was away from their fanbase and ticket holders in the East Valley was detrimental. Another big problem was the financial collapse occurring right after they moved to Glendale and the actual deal between the bankrupt developer and the city of Glendale.
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