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October 26th, 2012 (3:42 PM).
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The only problem with Rexall Place is that the building is near 40 years old, and it wouldn't be worth the $75 million to renovate just to keep it running for another 6 or 7 years. Also, I think the whole moving the team to Seattle was just used as a bluff, as the KeyArena is smaller, and in even worse shape than Rexall.
If there absolutely has to be a relocation, I would think that Quebec City or the Hamilton areas would be better options than Seattle, simply because the NHL knows it would get much more revenue moving the team there (just like Atlanta relocating to Winnipeg).
It would be nice to have the new arena, but the price tag is just way too much. He's a billionaire - he should pitch in a large amount of the money. I'm pretty sure he can make it all back.
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