NHL to Expand 2 teams in Canada - THN
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10-18-2012, 01:46 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Originally Posted by
Buck Aki Berg
This doesn't solve the issue so much as it delays it, no?
The owners won't go to war over 2-3% this time since they'd have $600 in expansion fees coming in, but what happens in 6 years when the CBA comes up again, and they have to get that 2-3% since adding another two teams just isn't an option?
Not only that, but the league needs to have a couple of soft landing sports for teams in trouble. It would be silly to burn those options just to avoid a prolonged work stoppage to get their house in order.
That sounds a lot more like a logical scenario. Sure, the League may be starting to eye a couple/few locations for potential Expansion, but first they'll wait until those locations are fully ready, and between now and then make sure that desperate relocation options are not needed. Between now and roughly 2015, if the League can more or less resolve some serious issues that exist with a few franchises (without needing to use relocation options) then it may well say... Expansion, let's do it.
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