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12-07-2012, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Davebo View Post
The NHL drove another nail into their own coffin yesterday. The players will survive short term, but the league will survive a quick death if no hockey this year.

I expect a new league to be mostly in place before next season. All the teams in the current NHL are welcome - if they have a fanbase that can support them!
This doesn't make any sense - the NHL will disband, then immediately reform with the same owners (minus Phoenix, plus Quebec)? How is that going to help? Do players stay with their teams or is everyone a UFA? All contracts voided? Is there a draft anymore? What happens to the Stanley Cup? Are we to assume the sponsors will just immediately sign on with this new league? What about TV deals?

I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's not the kind of thing that will just "pop up" in 8 months and hit the ground running.

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