If I was giving much thought to hockey as an Ohio teenager, I would've surely thought that the likes of Indianapolis and Cleveland would've had hockey before Nashville, and honestly even Columbus. And Portland and Seattle or even Milwaukee. But I must also say, I'm surprised it didn't all work out in Atlanta but seems to be doing it's thing quite well in Music City.
I bitch about Arizona and the possibility of more hockey in the dry heat of Las Vegas, but a team like Tampa landing the Cup with their Lightning sealed the deal. Even though the Panthers of Florida were born and made a Stanley appearance in the same decade, I'm still lumping their continued far south stay with the likes of lackluster greater Phoenix.
Hell, New Orleans must be next or something or other!!! But likely Austin, I'd say. Forget Houston.
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Buy yeah, I have a few mentionable' neglected cities in the NHL department.