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01-09-2013, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Melrose Munch View Post
The NHL got raked over the hot coals because of Atlanta to Winnipeg. This plus the lockout = media narrative on the NHL failing in the US.
They did? Oh, you mean for the "failing South" thing.

Originally Posted by powerstuck View Post
Thing is, Gary has a too big of an ego to move two teams in two years to Canada, that makes it perfectly logic for Seattle to be more of a relocation candidate than expansion candidate. Even more, when you, me and everyone else knows that he can get more from expansions in Canada than in the US.
You just said it yourself: Adding Canadian teams via expansion rather than relocation is sound BUSINESS decision. Whether Bettman's ego is too big is either incorrect or moot.

That media narrative Munch mentioned would (and probably SHOULD) prevent him from allowing another Southern team to move out of the South. I think the best thing to do is add expansion teams in Seattle and Quebec and try to make inroads with Houston as the Coyotes' destination if/when the new owner wants to cut bait.

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