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05-22-2013, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Killion View Post
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.
I've never heard this explanation before.

Respectfully, however, it's kind of beside the point. I don't dispute that the NHL was the much better league, of course. But I'm wondering how this hypothetical speaks to the mandate of the Stanley Cup, and why the NHL got control of it, years after the last Western League folded and it became obvious that there was no other league, or league that could field *one* team that might contend against the NHL champion . . .

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