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12-07-2012, 06:59 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
I'm not convinced moving a second team to Toronto would be all that great for the NHL. It would likely be better than Phoenix, but not the saving-grace that people make it out to be.
Big market locations with two or more teams are struggling just as much as small markets. New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, Anaheim all struggle while their near-by neighbours are doing fine. And both of those markets are huge.
What is to say a second team in Southern Ontario won't turn out like the NYI? Buffalo is as close as you get to a second team in Southern Ontario and it's not like they are extremely successful. A second team in this market will always be the ugly sister to the Leafs. Better than Phoenix, but not amazing. This market can't even fill an 8000 seat stadium for OHL or AHL on a nightly basis.
Contraction is not an option because it's less jobs for the PA.
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