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10-23-2012, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by RedWings19405 View Post
Yes but another interesting thing to think of and if somebody can find the expansion bylaws from a better source than wikipedia on how many votes it takes to carry expansion or relocation I would be interested to know.
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EXPANSION: Bottom of page 3 - Favorable vote of 3/4ths of the league's members. So 23 yes votes.

Relocation is addressed in the bylaws, I believe.

Originally Posted by RedWings19405 View Post
I think it is a pretty high number. What you have given these two locations is pretty much a known 4 votes against, especially to a city like London. Chances are Ottawa, Toronto and Buffalo all vote against. Detroit and likely Columbus would vote against as wanting to be the next team east. Are you starting to see the problem here? They also could exert pressure on other owners to vote along with them.
Sure, but why put Markham and Hamilton in the East ahead of DET and CBJ? You could put Hamilton and/or Markham in the West. After 80+ years without an NHL team, the NHL West is a hell of a lot better than the AHL West.

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