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11-04-2012, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by StreetSharks View Post
There won't be a damn team in toronto FFS.

Tired of hearing this.
I agreed with this, but things seem to be converging now.

-new arena being built
-Leafs now owned media conglomerates who want and need content
-Canadian tv deals coming up and the league looking for a chance to cash in (which will be their last chance for awhile)
-Price of said expansion team

The pieces seem to be in place where they can add a second team there and the Leafs can be appeased. Rogers/Bell get the tv rights to the new teams to split with one another and the new team is placed in a separate conference so they aren't direct in-ice competitors.

Now the whole make whole proposal, which I don't think the league would be offering if they didn't think they had money coming in to fund it.

And for the record I think the new national canadian tv deals will be split between TSN/Ctv and CBC. With ctv getting a smaller regular season package (guessing friday nights) along with a conference finals series (the one TSN currently gets 3 games of) and the a final split with CBC. CBC keeps Hockey Night in Canada.

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