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12-14-2012, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Blackhawkswincup View Post
Winnipeg and QC were not viable to stay in there cities

Cnd dollar was in gutter , Neither city had plans for new stadiums , Neither had local ownership groups step up to save franchises

Lets not forget the NHL had to rescue Edmonton , Calgary and Ottawa as well to save those cities from losing there teams

Bettman had nothing to do with either Florida expansion (Nor the Ducks , Or Stars relocation)

Bruce Mcnall was responsible for the ducks and possibly stars and fla, he was the head of the board of governors the same position Jacobs has now, he was on Primtime sports the other day, pretty interesting convo. He hired Buttman and told the guys he was his 3rd choice. He wanted someone with experience not just some lawyer fresh out of school so he went to the NBA and talked to David Stern he first offered Stern the job but he turned it down, then he wanted Sterns 2nd in command but Stern said no and then suggest his 3rd in command Buttman

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