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HiVolt
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Re: [Hockey] Official~ NHL thread...........scores and highlites

The league can't expand now, with so many franchises failing financially...



Gone
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said by HiVolt:

The league can't expand now, with so many franchises failing financially...

Yeah, expansion should be off the table until they move the existing failing franchises into profitable (read: mostly Canadian) markets.


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said by Gone:

said by HiVolt:

The league can't expand now, with so many franchises failing financially...

Yeah, expansion should be off the table until they move the existing failing franchises into profitable (read: mostly Canadian) markets.

I agree, but Gary Bettman's ego doesn't. Does anyone remember how fake his 'congratulations' to Winnipeg was at the draft? He didn't want to do it, and he spat it out through clenched teeth, because he was so pissed that they had managed to meet his near-impossible list of conditions to move the franchise. He likes the increase in revenue, I'm sure, but his ego took a blow because his 'southern expansion' took a shot and his ego doesn't like taking shots (it's big, but fragile).

Besides, expansion means money for all the other teams, and that'll help them with their financial situations in the short term so he'll be all for that. It also means he doesn't have to deal with disappointment of the city being left and possible conflict with teams around where the moving team is relocating too.
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said by HiVolt:

The league can't expand now, with so many franchises failing financially...

I'm all for the league getting smaller. Maybe down to 26 teams.

FaxCap


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said by FaxCap:

I'm all for the league getting smaller. Maybe down to 26 teams.

You might be, but the owners aren't. Contraction is serious, and doesn't make sense when there are four markets you can move teams to where there is a lot of money to be made.


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said by Gone:

said by FaxCap:

I'm all for the league getting smaller. Maybe down to 26 teams.

You might be, but the owners aren't. Contraction is serious, and doesn't make sense when there are four markets you can move teams to where there is a lot of money to be made.

I hear ya, Gone but I still find the league a bit watered down. Most
4th lines are really just AHL players living their dream.

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I don't disagree, but realistically contraction just isn't going to happen.



shaner
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said by FaxCap:

said by HiVolt:

The league can't expand now, with so many franchises failing financially...

I'm all for the league getting smaller. Maybe down to 26 teams.

FaxCap

Anybody remember the good ol' days when 16 of 21 teams made the playoffs?
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Yup...played a 80 game schedule to eliminate 5 teams... LOL

OR how about the original 6 when 4 of the 6 teams made it...