Houston Needs a National Hockey League Team: An Open Letter
How does Texas only have one NHL team, and, furthermore, how is that team in Dallas? Think of the glorious potential of having a Houston/Dallas hockey rivalry. This isn't football where you pretend to wrestle on the field; hockey has full on battle royales with blood and guts on ice skates! I guarantee that our hockey team could kick Dallas' hockey team's ass and we don't even have one.
Dallas friction aside, Houston is a city filled with transplants. I don't need to remind you of the multitude of findings that have come out over the past few years that people cannot stop moving here. Even U-Haul filed a report saying that Houston was the most moved to city in 2012. With all of these different folks, how could there not be a large percentage of hockey fans, who, sadly, don't have a local team to support and give their money too? We have moolah to spend on frivolities; let us spend it on sports. Did you hear me say that whoever is in charge of getting this done? We want to spend money on sports in Houston.
Speaking of sports, Houston has had some rough times this past year. I don't want to sour anybody's pickle but we need a team to root for right about now. No offense to the Rockets and Dynamo; you guys are doing OK, I just don't personally care for either of you.
Here's another thing worth mentioning about the sport; hockey players are pretty hot. Jeff Carter, Carey Price, Henrik Lundqvist and let us never forget Sean Avery, gone but never forgotten, all incredibly good looking guys who are manly enough to don a pair of ice skates. Houston's sports teams need some eye-candy up in this piece.
I challenge you to find me a football player who looks like this.
Additionally, right now hockey's East division has two more teams than the West, so it's a perfect time to get in while the getting is good and even the score. Plus, this week was really cold, so it just feels like a hockey kind of town.
And Tyler Myers of the Sabres was born in Houston, so there's that too.
Houston can breed hockey players
I am aware there are a lot of logistics to bringing a hockey team over from another city, but we are a huge city, filled with people from all over country missing their hometown teams, with an arena already in place and a desperate need for some hot sports stars (sorry Case).
Let's do this Houston!
A hockey fan