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01-31-2013, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Whiskeypete View Post

revenues and coffers be damned. i am looking at it from the point of the team moving to an area that appreciates, loves and can sustain a team for the long term. yes TOR could, but they've got a team. move the team to another market that would love to have its own NHL team
While as a fan I agree with you, as a realist it makes a ton of sense for the NHL and NHLPA to want Toronto to get another team. If the fact we've had roughly 150 regular season games and one full playoff canceled under Bettman's watch say anything, it's that the owners and players care a lot more about the dollars than what city would love to have a team.

Originally Posted by Jason Lewis View Post

In that order.
I agree with this list, though Markham has to be tossed into the consideration now given their new arena deal. Hamilton is also on the backburner. That is of course, unless you were including Markham and Hamilton as Toronto-area, in which case I retract that.

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