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June 13, 2012 at 4:00 PM

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NBA/NHL arena debate

NHL not a good fit

Is the talk of a National Hockey League team in Seattle [“City Council takes close look at arena financing,” page one, June 7] another swindle by Chris Hansen?

Since 1967, there have been numerous new hockey teams and teams relocated to new cities but nobody wanting to operate a team in Seattle, where people care more about hydroplane racing than hockey.

A new hockey team would have to compete with Hansen’s NBA team for fans. Parking would not be an available revenue stream for a new hockey team because Hansen would own all the parking near the new arena.

— Tony Formo, Seattle

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Tony, I think you need to check your facts RE support for an NHL team. This area is... MORE

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