Why Paul Kelly thinks expansion would help end NHL lockout
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10-30-2012, 01:44 AM
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Expansion would just exacerbate the current financial problems. Please could these people just read some economics 101 textbooks in their spare time.
Depends on how it was done. Expand into healthy markets and you can actually add new pillars to a league's financial strength. Especially if you also create rivalries such as placing markets in Houston (Dallas), Seattle (Vancouver) KC (St. Louis), Quebec (Montral) and Tor2 or Hamilton (TOR) might create. Then you potentially improve existing franchises by expanding.
Not every recent expansion has been a "project." No one really wants to put, say, the Lightning on the block. That's a franchise that works and it's obvious that it works. People just focus on the ones that have been struggling because it feeds into certain inherent prejudices of theirs.
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