If the NHL comes back, there has to be a big expansion.
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12-28-2012, 10:53 PM
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Ok... so who's paying for these new franchises?
It's a different story if there's 30 healthy teams. But right now there's a ton of teams losing money as it is.
They're losing money because the rich teams are raising the price of talent. It has nothing to do with the availability or depth of talent.
You're not going to have even 20 teams that can compete directly for talent the way NYR, TOR, MTL can. Most of the western Canadian teams can forget it -- the cap is aimed right at saving those teams as it is. So you need to create a structure that puts limits on what those can teams can do for the sake of the rest of the league, and once you've done that, a lot of markets that aren't in western Canada become viable.
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