If the NHL comes back, there has to be a big expansion.
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01-01-2013, 03:40 PM
Join Date: Dec 2011
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The NHL did not award a team to Del Biaggio; it went to Craig Leipold (who is not an embezzler). The NHL did not award a team to a group who had no interest; it went to the Turner group (who most certainly did have an interest).
Nice job throwing Tampa in there; if we're going that route, can I bring up the fact that the NY Americans were a team made up of wildcat strikers (the Hamilton Tigers) and owned by an actual crime boss (Big Bill Dwyer)?
Hamilton apparently did apply properly. They simply left the "owner" spot blank, apparently banking on the NHL awarding a team to Hamilton and then finding them an owner.
So its okay to award a team to great looking applicants on paper, who will then flip the team to undesirables that would likely not have qualified if they had applied? TW was awarded a team and walked away three years later, what does that say about how committed they were to keeping a team in Atlanta?
The jets have one year under their belt, what are the chances that the current ownership washes their hands of the jets in the next two years and sells to someone else?
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