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12-01-2012, 10:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Stix and Stones View Post
How would contraction work? You think the other owners would buy the contracted teams?
In my opinion for a new business model to work out, for the league to be able to do stuff like contraction at will, it would have to bought outright like it was proposed in 2004. A corporation to buy the magority of the teams(except maybe the big 7 Habs/Leafs/Wings/Bruins/Hawks/Rangers/Flyers) and then this new entity would dissolve teams at will since they would own them. Already the league owns the Coyotes and you have Bell owning the Leafs and part of the Habs. This exist in many leagues where an owner owns more than one club. But before the transaction would occur, the league would have to look into it with lawyers if an anti-trust issue could come into play. If there are laws that protect sport related to this. And can players come against dissolving teams if there are no CBAs or Unions?

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