At any rate, I won't comment on the actual NHL coming to Hamilton thingy........I'm indifferent.
So am I. I'm having fun with the Bulldogs, inexpensive fun, a little thingy that this city thrives on.
The concept of an NHL team in Hamilton is appealing, but what kind of fan support would there be in those seasons when the team doesn't deliver? Many of you will comment on my last statement by suggesting that the Ticats haven't delivered for several years and yet, under Bob Young's tutelage, they have had great crowds. I would answer you by saying that the great crowds at IWS were about to end and Mr. Young knew that, so he very wisely put some real football people in charge of his operation and it now appears, it may be successful and the large crowds maintained.
Our city council has nothing in common with Bob Young when it comes to smarts:
What about hotels, parking, etc. in the core?
This city wasn't even able to keep up a 46 year old city hall which they now want to call a "heritage site". I find this very humourous. If thats the case, I've lived in 3 homes which should be classified the same way.
I apologize for what I know is a very pessimistic attitude, but I've already seen too much of this city at work.
This being said, It still doesn't appear that we have the Predators in our back pockets, anyway, and according to Ron Joyce, who has already been through this, we likely won't.