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10-26-2012, 05:50 PM
Buck Aki Berg
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Originally Posted by 4thLinePlug View Post
The Pheonix Coyotes routinely lose 25m+ a year. This decreases the total amount of HRR does it not? Especially compared to what a Quebec City team could rake in. This is likely a 40m swing.
So you're suggesting that Gary Bettman is forfeiting $3.3 billion dollars, in order to save $40 million?

Originally Posted by 4thLinePlug View Post
To me the 4 conferance alignment was a dead giveaway. He purposely left two conferances short.
By God, you're right! He could have simply put seven-and-a-half teams in each conference, but chose to intentionally make it eight in 2 divisions, and seven in the others.

Seriously tho, the league had unbalanced divisions from 1974 to 1992. It doesn't mean anything.

Originally Posted by 4thLinePlug View Post
And with the rumours of a Seattle team and a 2nd Toronto team, that means theyd be 1 to many west teams. Boom Phoenix to Quebec. Boom. Even.
Here's the problem: at this point you have 9 teams in the "Northeast" division (Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Boston, Buffalo, Florida, Tampa, plus Toronto2 and Quebec), and only 7 teams in the "Southeast-but-not-Florida" division. Who's the unlucky one that's pulled from all its rivals kicking and screaming?

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