What were some around here calling this decision to not cave to RFA demands? Oh yeah, collusion. Good for Montreal.
I thought so too, but good on MB on making it happen. That said, I am guessing his extension is quite lucrative. Price got a pretty good extension @$6.5m/yr for six years despite a not-so-spectacular 137(gp)-64W-56L-17OTL record over the 2 bridge years.
Seattle (or Portland) should get a team. Quebec, too.
Toronto is not ready or suitable for a 2nd team.
greater toronto / ontario could support a second team pretty easily, imo. oddly enough, a 2nd team would likely hurt buffalo more than the leafs.
if/when phoenix moves, the team should stay west... seattle/portland have good junior hockey history and make likely candidate(s). i really don't buy into the las vegas hype. economy is floundering there still, and i can't foresee any local hockey growth.