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10-14-2003, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by JasonMacIsaac
Get rid of a few teams. Florida, Nashville, Anaheim and Phoenix could all go. This will bunch some talent on every team.
I don't mean to nitpick, but if a team is dissolved, it'll be New Jersey first and foremost, Cups notwithstanding. They can't even sell out a playoff game, sadly. Anaheim was rocking during the Finals.

It might be nice and happy to shove all Sun Belt teams under the rug, but the fact of the matter is that they show up for winning teams (obviously, those you listed aren't exactly winners, but...), which is something that New Jersey (among others) can't claim.

Furthermore, with those teams having already paid an entrance fee (and salaries, and in some cases, new arenas, etc.) to get into the league, who will repay them for the forced closure of the teams and any other losses (which will be major in term) incurred?

It's an easy thing to just say you'll dissolve a team or two (or more, in this case), but in reality, it's far, far more complicated than it would seem.


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