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05-12-2012, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by VinnyC View Post
What's the big deal?

Since the first lockout, we've had:

1996: Colorado vs Florida
1999: Dallas vs Buffalo
2003: Anaheim vs NJ
2006: Edmonton vs Carolina
2007: Anaheim vs Ottawa

So what if one or both finalists are small hockey markets, it's still a SCF and it's not going to destroy the NHL.
Nicely argued. I'm not an expert on the business aspect of the NHL, but it is my impression the League is healthier now than it has ever been (or close to it). Obviously those supposed less-than-favorable match ups haven't hurt anything.

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