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01-03-2013, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by LPHabsFan View Post
Has anyone mentioned in this thread that according to Kypreos on HC at Noon yesterday, it was entirely possible that they would do this for the first year only as a way to bring in more fans and revenue but that it wouldn't continue? Kypreos didn't know for sure about that but he said it was possible...
When the NHL was granted the (unexercised) rights to expand the Playoffs after the last Lockout, it was just for a single year - to then be evaluated, with both NHL & NHLPA approval needed to continue it.

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