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05-22-2013, 01:01 AM
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Several other factors enter the equation. For starters, the only reason the WHA was ever formed wasnt to provide an alternate, competitive league. Thats BS. They formed to bust into the NHL on the cheap. Cities like Edmonton, Winnipeg & Hartford of no interest to the NHL. The founders of the WHA the same guys who formed the ABA, not to compete with the NBA, to force Amalgamation. So they devised their own Avco Cup, sponsored. A home-equity loan company. I mean, gimme a break here. What part of the WHA dont you get? They never "challenged" for the Stanley Cup because they were inferior & knew it. They never proposed an "inter-locking schedule" because they'd have gotten hammered. Beyond the 1st line and if they spent on goaltending, pathetic. Even then, lousy. It was Slapshot. Goons/Dirt. Trailer Park. Officiating was excellent, management not entirely shabby, but beyond that? Circus Circus.

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