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07-21-2012, 07:56 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
This whole situation is a snapshot of what is wrong with the NHL. Nashville, Phoenix, Columbus (and formerly Atlanta) cannot support an NHL team like Philadelphia, Toronto, NY etc can. So you have this inequity. The CBA proposals both currently and in the last contract did not address this problem. NFL like shared revenue is not considered a real option. Your city as the NHL is currently set up is not able to compete on an even field with the bigger markets.
On a separate subject, i think Poile is the most overrated GM in the NHL. He has little foresight, which cost him Suter for nothing. He mishandled the Scott Stevens situation years ago on several levels and then mismanaged the 4 number ones he received in compensation. He kept the wrong ones and traded the ones he should have kept. Even worse, as the present situation shows, he failed to learn from it. I know this is all hindsight but the better GMs have the foresight that saves them.
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