If the NHL comes back, there has to be a big expansion.
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12-28-2012, 11:05 PM
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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.
And that's just it. People don't realize that the big three (maybe even five) skew the numbers as bad as they do. There are not even 20 markets that can legitimately support a 60m payroll for hockey. The solution is not less teams, it's less payroll.
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