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12-12-2012, 02:01 PM
Gump Hasek
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Originally Posted by Dojji View Post
Sure, on a per capita comparison. That's because the NHL is failing to win -- and in a few cases failing to even compete for -- American attention. You seem to want that to mean that a full blown northern retreat is called for. It seems to me instead that that means the NHL is leaving money lying around when it fails to support its American franchises and promote the sport anywhere, any way it can.
I'd appreciate it if in the future you wouldn't attempt to define for others what it is that I mean. What I believe is that the NHL should be located only in markets largely able to sustain themselves on their own - versus some now that only survive by annually taxing other capable markets. If that eventually resulted in the relocation of a few existing teams from the US and into Canada, so be it. If it means moving the Phoenix franchise to Seattle at the same time then I'm all for that as well.

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