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12-12-2012, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Dojji View Post
Because that would mean in all likelihood that they never exanded beyond the East Coast and a couple California teams.

The one thing you can say about the southern expansion is that it expressed a laudable determination to go out there and compete for the rest of the entertainment dollars that the big 3 have access to that the NHL doesn't if it stays in its little protected niche.

The fact that they aren't winning that competition at the moment is no excuse not to continue to compete.

Or perhaps it means better DEFENSIVE hockey, better goaltenders, and fewer players who do only one thing well, which from the standpoint of a lot of fans, means more grinding, and a poorer ability for truly great athletes to stand out from the pack. From the layman's perspective, that kind of talent density would look like WORSE hockey.
We already have though Dojji. That's not a teams issue, it would occur with 15 or 40 teams. That's a make the nets bigger issue.

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