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12-01-2012, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by SJeasy View Post
I agree that successful decertification will reroute stars to large markets and that stars do more for butts in seats than they do for on-ice competitiveness. I do agree that decertification would probably equal contraction. I could see a lot of owners looking for buyers which would hurt franchise value across the board, including large markets. I don't think teams would fold immediately with decertification but unless some step was taken that I don't foresee then contraction would be the likely upshot.
How would contraction work? You think the other owners would buy the contracted teams?

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