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1965 Dink Carroll Column About NHL Expansion

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1965 Dink Carroll Column About NHL Expansion

1965 Dink Carroll column about NHL expansion. Interesting overview, touching potential cities, TV, arenas, player pool with reference to earlier efforts:


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Isnt that interesting, Carroll closing with his suggestion that it may in large part have been predicated by Anti-Trust issues in as much as it was to try & secure a national broadcasting contract. And now here we are nearly 50yrs later, and still the BBM's are all skewed to the mid-west & Northeast. Its just too bad that rather than approaching it properly with a critical path that wouldve included teams in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco & LA etc, like a serious & meaningful footprint, including St.Louis, Atlanta & so on, that it's all been done so haphazardly, self dealing, no small amount of duplicity. No real support from the league in building the markets, quite the opposite with restrictive Expansion Drafts, the entirely one-sided Amalgamation Agreement with the WHA.

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