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Bowing to repeated requests, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will make another tour similar to the one he made in 2010. The move has come from hockey hungry cities after seeing the results of his previous trip. On that excursion, Bettman stopped in several cities that had lost their hockey teams and laid out the terms by which they could get back in the NHL. And the results have been impressive. The return of Winnipeg, Kenora and the imminent comeback of Quebec has sparked a clamour for Bettman to visit cities who are said to be interested in getting an NHL team. Since Hartford already knows the terms of readmission, Bettman will not be returning this time. Though not officially confirmed, Bettman is said to be going to Houston, Oklahoma City, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Seattle, Victoria, Spokane, Saskatoon, Milwaukee, Baltimore, Providence, and an unnamed Maritime city. But undoubtedly his most emotional stop will be in Hamilton, Ontario that has been in mourning since Jim Balsillie's failed attempt to get the Phoenix Coyotes. A reconciled Balsillie, who will host the gala occasion is upbeat about it all. "If all it takes to get a franchise is some wining and dining and careful listening to all the terms, then I'm all ears. I've invited Premier McGinty and we'll do whatever it takes to get a team at last." Bettman will be invited to Hamilton's fabled arena, the site of so many memorable Canada Cup contests, which will be filled to the rafters with cheering sycophants who will watch tapes of his most memorable speeches on the big screen. He will also take a side trip to Ottawa where he will be presented with two awards; honorary Canadian citizenship and the Order of Canada for bringing back Winnipeg, Kenora and Quebec.