Comment 56883

By HamiltonFan (registered) | Posted January 18, 2011 at 15:42:54

Yes lawrence, Canadian football goes back to the 1800's and has a long and storied history, tumultuous without a doubt, like Canada I suppose, but in the end it's ours and we control it. The AHL is viewed as excellent hockey but not ours and a trophy that few care about. The quality of play is excellent but it has to be more than that. And Copps is too big for the AHL.

I think though that the Cats, apart from the actual football entertainment, really do keep Hamilton on the sports map with all games on TSN with a national audience and that is good for Hamilton. And I think this helps with an NHL team in the future, as the Cats draw well in the newer stadium and a Grey Cup here etc. more press, surely the really big multibillionaire guys like Balsillie and Katz will keep watching and say, hmm Hamilton, and maybe by that time an American NHL team will need to relocate and MLSE will relax a bit with another team close by.

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