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06-22-2009, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
Eliminating markets isn't going to help the NHL's revenue stream. It may seem that simple logistically, but networks expect to be in certain markets, and that can dictate how lucrative of a TV contract the NHL lands. Contraction isn't going to happen and isn't an option.
Not to mention the players union will throw a hissy fit. You're cutting at least 40 jobs and that's never a good idea when you're dealing with a union. From a fans perspective I'd love to contract, each team would have 3 stacked lines, scoring should go up and it would certainly be a more exciting product as guys like Ivanans are permanently eliminated from the NHL. You would have a to be a highly skilled all aorund player to make an NHL roster which is not the case now.

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