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11-04-2012, 12:49 AM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
I am in no way opposed to Canadian expansion, just want to get that on the table before I say...

With all this talk of putting second teams in Quebec and Toronto, the league really needs to be wary of not creating an Islanders/Clippers type situation. These teams will be on an extreme uphill slope trying to peel fans away from the oldest and most obsessed-over teams in the league.
I think there's enough people in Southern Ontario to make Toronto 2 work. There's going to have to be something different about it, obviously the first thing would be to make it accessible to the plebes.

The problem with Quebec is not at all at the start, it should start well, the problem is that they are creating the exact same condition that failed the first time. Small market, really bad team. If the organization does not grow it almost seems doomed to fail. But they don't think about these things when it comes to expansion.

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