I think it's inevitable that the fourth largest city in the U.S. at some point gets a team. Is the time right now? Who knows, but it can't be any worse than the situation in Arizona.
I used to subscribe to the Hockey News as a kid and I remember waaay back (96?) when the NHL was rumbling about the new quartet of expansion teams coming, they ran an article sort of forecasting the NHL roughly 10-15 years into the future and the four expansion teams were Seattle, Portland, Houston and there was another, maybe Nashville. I just remember it being cool.
Anyone else recall this?