I really hope (but also doubt) it eventually works out in Phoenix. But fact is that franchise is bleeding away $20M + a year. They should have been relocated a long time ago.
Yeah, I don't ever like seeing a franchise relocate, but agreed on should of been done a while ago, 20m+ a year is ridiculous.
If they do relocate, I hope it's Seattle though. Granted it's risky to go into a brand new market so to speak, but I think it would be a good move as Seattle seems a strong market from what I've read on the Business Hockey forum here.
Rask contract is bad, so is Clarkson, Elias, Horton, Streit, Filpulla, Clowe, and Bickel. If the cap goes up to 70+ I guess maybe not as bad, but I don't see how Rask gets a better contract than Lundqvist, Clarkson gets a 1st liner contract when he shows nothing but 3rd line production, Streit gets that term on a 35+, Horton who has no shoulders gets 7 years, Elias who's 37 gets 3 years, Filpulla who was horrible gets 5mil, Clowe who had multiple concussion issues and terrible play gets that much, and Bickel who's only claim to fame is some playoff performances.
I can't help but laugh, NJ are so ****ed not only because they've lost their 2 best wingers (maybe 3 if you want to include Clarkson) in the last 12 months, they are going to have massive cap penalties as well.