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11-04-2012, 11:34 AM
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TieClark
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Originally Posted by Canadian Guy View Post
The point is that population on it's own is no way to measure the potential success of a potential second franchise.

I don't remember who said it but it comes down to the Leafs turning things around: the only time a second team in the GTA will be seriously considered is when the Maple Leafs make the playoffs and the biggest revenue getter in the NHL does not feel threatened by another team encroaching in it's territory: no one on the Board of Governors will want a second team in the GTA if they could eat part of the Maple Leafs' revenues.
I agree the population is no way to measure it... that was my point to the guy who suggested it.

The MLSE has no say in if a team goes to the London area (which is ideal imo) because it's out of their "territory" as well as Buffalo's.

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