Results for - NHL expansion

1,884 voters participated in this survey

1. Have you heard of the National Hockey League (NHL)?

Yes
82%
1,554 votes
No
10%
195 votes
Not Applicable
7%
135 votes

2. Do you follow NHL news?

Yes
19%
364 votes
No
68%
1,286 votes
Undecided
4%
75 votes
Not Applicable
8%
159 votes

3. If yes, have you heard about the news that the NHL is currently considering expansion to Quebec City and Las Vegas?

Yes
18%
330 votes
No
38%
711 votes
N/A
45%
843 votes

4. Las Vegas has had 2 minor hockey teams in the past: the Thunder (1993-1999) and the Wranglers (2003-2014), who both folded due to the loss of their playing space. Although Las Vegas is not seen as a traditional "hockey market", there is an abundance of hype surrounding the city's application for an NHL team. A $375-million, 650,000 sq ft arena is slated to be finished in spring 2016. Do you believe that Las Vegas is a good place to have an NHL team?

Yes
17%
329 votes
No
19%
359 votes
Undecided
22%
413 votes
Not Applicable
42%
783 votes

5. Quebec City used to be the home of the Quebec Nordiques of the NHL from 1979–1995 before being relocated to Denver as the Colorado Avalanche. There is a strong hockey tradition in the city, with 3 current minor/major junior/semi-pro hockey teams and a total of 12 former ones, not to mention numerous surrounding ones. Do you believe that Quebec City is a good place to have an NHL team?

Yes
33%
624 votes
No
9%
175 votes
Undecided
15%
292 votes
Not Applicable
42%
793 votes

6. Do you think NHL expansion is a good idea?

Yes
24%
448 votes
No
12%
228 votes
Undecided
25%
470 votes
Not Applicable
39%
738 votes

7. Are you surprised that the season-ticket drive for the Las Vegas team has exceeded 13,000 commitments and two sections of the approx. 175,000-seat arena have already sold out?

Wow. Absolutely.
19%
358 votes
Not really. They're all rich anyway, right?
13%
243 votes
Not at all - this much support is expected for the NHL to even consider expanding there.
15%
280 votes
N/A
53%
994 votes
Other (please specify)
0%
9 votes

8. Do you think either city will get a team?

Yes - Quebec City
12%
223 votes
Yes - Las Vegas
6%
121 votes
Yes - both
21%
388 votes
No, neither will.
6%
116 votes
N/A
54%
1,020 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
16 votes
09/22/2015 Sports 1884 20 By: avocado37

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