Mayor Eddie Perez and two business leaders scoped out what it would take for the NHL to return to Connecticut — besides a new arena, that is.Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez and two business leaders met with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman yesterday and scoped out what it would take for the NHL to return to Connecticut — besides a new arena, that is.
Really, we could have saved Perez and crew a trip to New York City. It’s no secret XL Arena just won’t cut it as a long-term home for NHL-level hockey; sure, you may be able to play a season or two at the former home of the Hartford Whalers, but it’s not a long-term solution to any team facing money woes. Like, say the Phoenix Coyotes.
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