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12-29-2012, 06:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Bomber0104 View Post
The only reason there are 30 in the first place is to mimic the other big three sports' market penetration and compete directly with them.
I don't think so. Yes it is for market penetration but the fact that the other sports donthe same is circomstancial or at least it is not a primary objective. The NHL, as other sports, want a nation wide fan base for multiple reasons, such as TV deals and taping into every good and ok market available.

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