If the NHL comes back, there has to be a big expansion.
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01-01-2013, 08:32 PM
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Ajax, ON
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I like the idea of eventually expanding to 32 teams. Add teams in Quebec City and either Portland or Seattle. That would give Canada an even 8 teams (1/4 of the league) and make for 8 divisions of 4 teams each. If a team like the Coyotes continues to struggle financially, relocation is a possibility with places such as Kansas City potential new markets.
I am completely opposed to European expansion.
I think 32 is the endgame short term as well.
Like the 8 division NFLish style realignment. Put the 8 Canadian teams in two 4 team divisions. It would guarantee 2 of those teams would make the playoffs and have home ice advantage in the 1st round, in turn would make the next Canadian TV rights be worth even more.
It would also avoid the chance of any US based team being 'alone' with four or more Canadian based teams.
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