When I said "back to", I was referring solely to the Whalers. Regardless of how small a state CT is, it has a ton of dedicated pro sports fans. The fact that Hartford was a consideration for the Patriots is proof enough for another major sports team to make it's home in CT. Hell, I was living in Oklahoma when the Thunder arrived (who got a taste of the NBA due to Hurricane Katrina) and I can say that it seemed I was more excited than the born and raised locals for a NBA franchise to show up. Oklahoma is a high school and college football state. Most of the people there didn't care about the Thunder until they ended up in the Finals against The Heatles. To this day, many of them don't really know basketball and it's history, they just know the Thunder because they help put a spotlight on Oklahoma. Most people in CT are divided between being NY sports fans or Boston sports fans. All I'm saying is it would be nice if we had our own team(s) to rally behind and be proud of again. If the state is good enough for Uconn Men's and Women's basketball champions and the WWE, it's good enough for pro sports teams.