Miscellaneous NHL Discussion including Fantasy Talk, #5
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10-31-2010, 04:51 PM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: St. Andrews
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Well, that's one of the big things we've all felt for quite a while.
But right now, it is what it is and rather than have the Coyotes lose 30 mill a year for the next 20 years until they can break even (potentially), I'd contract them or move them.
Well, they should move them because it's better for the league overall... and that entire situation down there is a complete mess. They're not going to find a solid offer for that team with any interest in keeping the team there (far more valuable elsewhere). They should also move 'em because they should only be propping up a couple "developing" franchises at any one time.
However, I'm not sure that the mess in PHX or any of these other new locations is indicative that it cannot work in place X. NHL is doing quite well in Dallas, for example... far from a traditional market. The reality is that it's difficult for expansion teams once a league is really established, and they have to compete with teams that have steady fanbases and good cash flows. That forces teams (like SJ, for example) to spend beyond what they can really afford and still turn a profit in order to be competitive... part of why the CBA is so important, is to help that whole situation out. It won't be overnight, though.
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