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Forum: Armchair-GMMon. at 8:42 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>palhal</b></div><div>Forbert has a M NTC and you can be sure Arizona isn't on trade list.

I kinda disagree with your analysis. There are not enough PAYING fans...who actually attend games to make a franchise in Arizona viable.

Don't think I'm centring out the Arizona fans that actually go to games, but there just isn't enough of them. I feel the same way about when folks talk about a franchise going back to Quebec City. IMO thre isn't enough fans or business in Quebec City that could sustain an NHL franchise long term.</div></div>

Part of the problem with attendance figures is that Arizona plays in ASU's hockey arena right now, which has a capacity of around 5000. Naturally the lower amount of seating leads to lower ticket revenues. That's why getting the Coyotes a viable arena is of such critical importance. Right now the rumor is that Suns owner Mat Ishbia is looking at buying the Yotes and having them play in the Suns' arena, which is much larger. I think finding a permanent larger home will do wonders with attendance figures and revenue. What will also help: fielding a competitive team with future promise. The Phoenix area is the 10th largest by population in the US; the potential to sustain the Coyotes franchise is there.

As for Forbort, his M-NTC is just a 3 team list. It's entirely possible Arizona is one of those teams, and if that's the case, so be it. The Coyotes will have to patch their defense another way. But you never know.
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