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07-14-2008, 11:44 AM
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Stepan Razor
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Originally Posted by hockeyviper87 View Post
the league is finally making money overall, and they should shrink?......one thing i could see in 10-15 years is some teams in the US who arent working out going to europe and having two conferences that dont play eachother until the end.........
the big issue here is that in hindsight, expansion to certain cities doesn't look all that wise. but its just that - hindsght. i've heard people out there that want 20, 24, 26 teams - whatever - but the bottom line is that once you expand, you're not going to contract unless there's a major economic catastrophe in the league.

and someone made a good point in the page before this - that draft classes are getting stronger, and that as players continue to develop their skills with new training methods and stiffer competition, the player pool is onnly going to grow in skill level. i don't think we're anywhere near a point where things are getting diluted.

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