5 Reasons the Oilers Moving to Seattle Would Crush the City of Edmonton

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5 Reasons the Oilers Moving to Seattle Would Crush the City of Edmonton
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It's hard to imagine young superstars like Taylor Hall donning a jersey with Seattle embroidered on it.

Edmonton Oilers' owner Daryl Katz and a group of top Oilers executives were in Seattle last week on a "fact-finding" mission after Seattle City Council members approved funding towards a $490 million US arena, sparking debate as to whether or not the team would consider relocating after their current deal with the out-dated Rexall Place expires in 2014-15.

Whether or not this a pressure tactic by the billionaire owner to try and force the hand of Edmonton City Council members has yet to be seen, but the fact of the matter is that if the Oilers do not get a new stadium by the time their current deal expires, the team will almost certainly relocate.

Here are the top five reasons why the Oilers moving to Seattle would crush the City of Edmonton.  

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