2005 was wishful thinking and in that case, if they were "close" in that they had their system figured out, but couldn't nail the details, they were so ridiculously late in the game that it didn't matter anyway. all they were doing was setting the framework for the summer.
no one ever really presented a realistic scenario to play out of around the time of the cancellation.
Hockey Day In Canada is usually a tripleheader each featuring a Western Canadian team vs an Eastern Canadian team. The best they could do in a shortened season is have an Eastern doubleheader of something like Ottawa @ Winnipeg and Toronto @ Montreal.
No, it's usually just three or four games involving Canadian teams. When there were six Canadian teams, it was usually 3 all-Canadian teams and they were not all east-west games. Last year, it was four games: MON vs. TOR, EDM vs. OTT, VAN vs. CAL, and WIN vs. PIT. However, a better comparison for this year's situation was the season where the Northwest and Northeast divisions did not play each other. In that year, Hockey Day in Canada featured, if I remember correctly, EDM vs. CAL, OTT vs. MON, VAN vs. COL, and TOR vs. DET.
So, this year, they would likely do two eastern all-Canadian games, a western all-Canadian game, and a game with a western Canadian team playing an American team.
The league and players' union traded a flurry of proposals and
letters Tuesday night, but could never agree on a cap. The
players proposed $49 million per team; the owners said $42.5
million. But a series of conditions and fine print in both
proposals made the offers further apart than just $6.5 million
Was the idea to put them in a place where they would be sort of equidistant from Miami and Fort Lauderdale?
Nice graphic ...The NHL did not say lets play hockey here..The "Franchisee"..offered The NHL, a sweet deal to bring another, Professional hockey team to south Florida... People often blame the NHL for their forays into uncharted areas...When the "Franchisee" is the biggest culprit...