Contraction a necessary evil for survival of NHL says economist
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12-04-2012, 01:46 AM
Nation of Poutine
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: La Vieille Capitale
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Pretty much the Maple Leafs are finding out that
they actually have to think
and they're not used to it.
24 teams have gone past at least one round of the playoffs during the cap era. If you were not one of them, that's not the cap's fault. If you could spend to the cap and are STILL not one if them, that's entirely your own fault.
I'll say it again -- the Canadian franchises don't have to compete for fans, so they don't tend to want to have to compete at all. American franchises know that they have to fight hard for what they get, so they tend to be more resilient from the top down. Canadian franchises have it much too easy to ever expect them to dominate the league again.
That is the sad truth. Canadian fans generaly have been too easy on their home organization amidst mediocrity.
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