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09-16-2012, 11:30 PM
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Kloparren
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Originally Posted by TheDevilMadeMe View Post
Every relocated team = decades wasted in building up fanbases

Teams that would have been relocated over the last decade if the NHL hadn't stepped in:
Edmonton, Ottawa, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Phoenix.

I'm sure the NHL is glad try didn't let Ottawa, Edmonton, and Pittsburgh move when they were all troubled, right?
Apples/oranges. We're at an impasse here with huge profit v huge loss. I don't think that type of clause should be permanent, it should be over the next 5 yrs because conditions are ripe to move. It might change but they're ripe right now.

Anyways, that suggestion to put that clause in is like I said, more of a PR strategy which the PA should be using. Putting the word "explore the possibility of relocation for franchises relying on X amoutn of rev sharing over X yrs" is just lawyer speak...it doesn't even lead to obligation, "explore" means nothing but shows that the PA is suggesting an alternate solution which you know majority of fans would be on board with (certainly Cdn ones).

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