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09-29-2009, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
I am not saying the area isn't valuable. What I am saying is that the NHL cannot divide the money they would get in placing a second team here equally amongst the thirty. MLSE already 'owns' that territory.

It is more lucrative to the other 29 to have team elsewhere.

The NHL owns the power to grant expansion teams.

The Leafs can and might be taken care of politically, or otherwise, at some point. The league will still want a pretty penny for an expansion team in the GTA or one that effects an expansion into the GTA.

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