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11-03-2012, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jkrdevil View Post
Probably been discussed, but if ownership is going to cover the make whole stuff that probably is another sign of expansion coming. The expansion fees can be used as a fund to cover the make whole cost as the expansion fee would be basically found money.

The timing of the make whole payments seems to councide with likely expanskon to Quebec and Toronto.
There aren't enough relocation and expansion markets, and I just cant see expansion without the inclusion of relocation for faulty franchises at the same time because...
1) Columbus is NOT getting moved with that monster of an arena lease they have
2) Phoenix needs to go SOMEWHERE...
3) Neither Quebec, nor Seattle, nor Hamilton/Markham will be ready for a team for at least 2 years
4) We still have no info about Conference Realignment

On the plus side:
a) We know the Islanders will begin making money with the move to Barclays, we know that.

I still think Pheonix should move to another small market area in the North East. I don't live close to Hartford, but throw some renovations in the XL Center and bring a team there for 10 years... Seriously, you'll get a fanbase much better than Phoenix.

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