Question 5: If the owners are dead set on more public money being used and the threat of a relocation is very real, do you think Nenshi would eventually cave and put money towards the new arena?
If that is the last option, I hope so. I would hate to lose the Flames.
Yes. We’ve seen this happen with a lot of sports teams. Credit Nenshi for siding with the public, but billionaires always find a way to win. I’m sure it’s a matter of when — not if — Nenshi caves in and gives the green light on a new arena.
He should cave now, or at any point. The city cannot afford to lose the Flames, even if Nenshi doesn’t think so. You get what you pay for, and the payment could be a relocating team.
I think he would. Like Alex said, props to him and I’m glad he hasn’t caved yet because then the owners would ‘win’ in a sense. However, he would definitely cave if the threat was real. Right now with this back and forth between Ken King and Brian Burke, it’s almost somewhat of a joke. Nobody is quite taking them seriously and I don’t think anybody is quite taking this threat seriously.
I hope it doesn’t come down to Nenshi having to cave, but knowing how business works with literal billionaires, he most likely would have to.
There you go for this week! Whose side are you on right now?