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12-07-2011, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by MrHockey1982 View Post
Again, please correct me if I am wrong, but isn't the NHL making the most money it's ever made and has the highest ratings ever right now? If so, what's to stop the league from expanding?
They said the same thing back when the rangers won the cup, about the same time the cheaper teams were starting to trap the game into oblivion and then we got more expansion and relocation of teams to non-hockey markets, then another lockout. Theoretically the cap and the new rules should prevent this, but you are still diluting a product.

With the failure of the thrashers, it seems they have backed away from the if you built it fans will come, to show me the fans and then we'll come. Which means more teams back in canada, which is great, and they don't have the exchange rate issues of the pre-collapse days. Hamilton(comcast) and quebec do make sense.

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