Why Paul Kelly thinks expansion would help end NHL lockout
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11-04-2012, 11:06 PM
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Columbus reminds me strongly of the Hartford Whalers. The franchises are very similar in many ways, and for all the local pride, the Whale never really did much in the league before it moved. 3 winning seasons in a 25 year history isn't much.
No, you should not take a lot of comfort from that comparison.
The big things that Columbus have going for it that Hartford doesn't is that the Jackets have Nationwide Insurance as a shareholder in the team and the fact that Columbus isn't trapped in a corridor between several teams.
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