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02-28-2013, 07:05 PM
Iron Balls McGinty
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Originally Posted by cslebn View Post
Just wanted to point out it is not a democracy. Really about 6 owners control the league sadly.
And if those 6 owners are the ones from Boston, Philly, NYRangers, Toronto etc., do those owners want to bring in a team that (on paper) create more competition for them or would they prefer a team that has been a perennial doormat of the league and think they could pad their win total against?

If you consider a presidential election analogy, I'm sure the democratic party certainly hopes their competition is weaker than their candidate in the next election.

I just don't see how those powerful owners who seem to be the most influential would want to bring another team into their conference that create a more direct threat to their win records. The Eastern Conference already has their share of good draws in the conference. Detroit leaving the West hurts more than what the East gets in return.

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