HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-24-2013, 04:35 PM
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Montreal, QC
Originally Posted by
The Wheeled Winger
I have my suspicions that QC or Markham are not in the league's current plans for expansion. At this point, I think Seattle, Houston, and KC are all favored (with one of those potentially being a relo option for Phoenix). The present alignment proposal may be a hint at that. I strongly suspect the BoG and particularly the US media powers within are eyeing large untapped US markets west of the Mississippi.
QC or Markham (Definitely not both) will be a fallback option if something doesn't pan out, and only for a very large expansion fee. Both won't happen; there's no way in hell the US media powers allow greater than 1/4 the league be Canadian teams at this point.
Personally, I'd like to see a Quebec team, but I think it's much less of an option than some people are hoping. They're looking like a tertiary option.
I hope you're wrong. You might be right, though, but I hope you're wrong. Expansion to the U.S. is a horrendous idea.
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