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10-21-2012, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by gstommylee View Post
I perfectly understand why saving expansion for the new Canadians teams. But its just a matter our owner to be finding the right one that doesn't have a significant lease that is willing to sell. ideally it could be phx if that deal falls apart then islander if they don't stay in the region after those two who knows. Perhaps quebec city acquires a team via relocation you just never know what is going to happen.

With the NBA, there is no competition against Seattle for a team.
So long as the isles have would be local buyers (Peltz or Lafontaine group) and a new local arena( Barclay's), then I would expect Bettman to fight as hard against NYI out of state relocation, as he has for the Coyotes.

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