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11-30-2012, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Gump Hasek View Post
The economist is partially correct; the NHL does need to lose some of its money pit locations - via whatever manner that can be accomplished. Hopefully the prolonged lockout will result in additional numbers of owners of poor franchises seeking a quick exit from the league. The NHL can then buy out the owners of some of the weak locales, suspend operations of those franchises, disburse those player contracts in a draft, and then resell two or three new expansion franchises. Hopefully they would place them in areas such as QC and GTA, areas where enough built-in demand exists so that the franchises may then finally fund themselves for a change.
Only with a cap fully linked to revenue. It's proven through history that when the Canadian dollar is weak it's a problem.(And Quebec and Winnipeg moved) That's why they had to have the Canadian team assistance program.

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