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12-24-2012, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by WantonAbandon View Post
Ok lets go over one team at the moment maybe I will expand this when I have more time: Betmman became the comish in 93. The Coyotes moved to AR in 1996. They moved to Glendale in 2003. In 2005 the team went bankrupt. During that year there was an offer from an investor group lead by Jim Balsillie to purchase the team and move them to Ontario. Instead the NHL purchased the team for 140 million and have been absorbing the losses ever since. They did recently sell the team... At least I think the deal finally went through.
That's one team. Two if you want to include Atlanta. The League's problems go far beyond two unprofitable franchises. I just wanted to make sure you weren't blaming Bettman for all Southern/sun-belt expansion.

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