List a team, and why them winning the cup would be good or bad for the NHL.
This is not suppose to be a fanbase thread, so don't just post teams you support/hate
Phoenix winning the cup would be good for the NHL as it would put to rest the relocation talk and give a much needed boost to the city and it's potential to support hockey.
How would your example be good for the nhl? What you listed is certainly good for phoenix but how does the league benefit from it?
You could argue it would bring stability to the Yotes and stable teams are distraction free and very good fan attractions
Rangers winning the Cup would probably be good too, just for the size of the market. But the effect would be short-lived. Sports in NYC is so short attention span - within a couple weeks everyone would only be focused on Yankees' pennant race and Jets and Giants training camp. The only way the Rangers could permanently increase their profile in NYC is if they put together a Cup dynasty and won a few inside of 5 years, and that's unlikely.
On the other side, I think of teams like Boston and Detroit. It wouldn't be "bad" for the league, but I don't think it would do a lot of good. Hockey can't really get much more popular in those markets than it already is, and there's not much of a compelling story there for a national audience (both have won Cups recently, neither have a superstar player that the NHL tries to market).