Thread: Confirmed with Link: New Realignment Plan
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02-27-2013, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Foppa2118 View Post
It's rich guy economics. "We can lose half a season, cost a bunch of blue collar guys their jobs, piss off fans, and only pay half our employees salaries. We'll come out on top after the millions we'll get in expansion and relocation fees."
There was some pundit (McKenzie or LeBrun) speculating that NHL would prefer relocating to Seattle and then in a few years expand in Toronto and Quebec because they could get so much in expansion fees ($500M) in those markets.

It's all about money.

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