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11-21-2003, 09:01 AM
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CBA: Contraction

There are obviously too many teams in the NHL and I'm bored... so I was wondering what 6 teams would you contract if it was necessary?

Eastern Conference
Atlanta
Boston
Buffalo
Carolina
Florida
Montreal
New Jersey
NY Islanders
NY Rangers
Ottawa
Philadelphia

Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay
Toronto

Washington

Western Conference
Anaheim
Calgary
Chicago
Colorado
Columbus
Dallas

Detroit
Edmonton
Los Angeles
Minnesota
Nashville
Phoenix

San Jose
St. Louis

Vancouver

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11-21-2003, 09:04 AM
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Pittsburgh
Carolina
Florida
Nashville
Phoenix
San Jose

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11-21-2003, 09:09 AM
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Contraction would be next too impossible to pull off, yes the talent pool is diluted because of overexpansion, but every team will go through down periods, even established teams like Chicago (and Detroit only has another year or so before they follow suit). Not to mention the NHLPA would fight it tooth and nail, the fans don't matter because they're the little guys in everything.

But if there had to be 6 teams cut:

Carolina
Florida
Pittsburgh
Washington
Calgary
Nashville

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11-21-2003, 09:10 AM
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Eastern Conference
Carolina
Pittsburgh
Florida

Western Conference
Anaheim
Columbus
Phoenix

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11-21-2003, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Scarface
Let's make this easier on you guys.


Contract the teams that haven't won a stanley cup.


Haha..pens get to stay now on your lists. :p
Yeah, but then the Canucks are gone

LA
Vancouver
Anaheim
Florida
Atlanta
Buffalo
Ottawa
TB
Washington
Columbus
Minnesota
Nashville
Phoenix
SJ
St. Louis

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11-21-2003, 09:21 AM
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I'd contract...

East
Carolina
Florida
Pittsburgh

West
Anaheim
Phoenix
San Jose

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11-21-2003, 09:24 AM
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CBA: Untouchables?

What teams are untouchable... uncontractable?

Eastern Conference
Atlanta

Boston
Buffalo
Carolina
Florida
Montreal
New Jersey
NY Islanders
NY Rangers
Ottawa
Philadelphia

Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay
Toronto

Washington

Western Conference
Anaheim
Calgary
Chicago
Colorado
Columbus
Dallas

Detroit
Edmonton
Los Angeles
Minnesota
Nashville
Phoenix

San Jose
St. Louis

Vancouver

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11-21-2003, 09:27 AM
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Hopefully Canadian teams are untouchable, Gary promised us no more would move.

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11-21-2003, 09:29 AM
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Eastern Conference
Atlanta

Boston
Buffalo
Carolina
Montreal
NY Islanders
NY Rangers
Ottawa
Philadelphia

Tampa Bay
Toronto

Washington

Western Conference
Calgary
Chicago

Colorado
Columbus
Dallas

Detroit
Edmonton
Los Angeles
Minnesota
Nashville
St. Louis

Vancouver

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11-21-2003, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by guinness
But if there had to be 6 teams cut:

Carolina
Florida
Pittsburgh
Washington
Calgary
Nashville
6 is the perfect # of teams to cut IMO and these would be my ideal 6 as well.

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11-21-2003, 09:35 AM
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Eastern Conference
Boston - Original 6.

Montreal - Original 6.
New Jersey - Too good of a team over the last 10 years.
NY Rangers - Marketplace/ Original 6.
Ottawa - New ownership.
Philadelphia - Overall success... regular season atleast.

Toronto - Marketplace/ Original 6.

Western Conference
Chicago - Original 6.
Colorado - One of the elite organizations.
Dallas - Too good.

Detroit - One of the elite organizations/ Original 6.
St. Louis - See Philadelphia.

Vancouver - Up and coming team... hockey city.

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11-21-2003, 09:35 AM
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You don't contract teams that actually make money, thats stupid, why the hell would the NHL drop teams that actually have a revenue?

At least make some sense with the teams you contract.
You didn't even read your own post, all you said was contract teams that haven't won a SC. I know some of the those teams actually make some money, but you weren't specific.

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11-21-2003, 09:56 AM
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Contraction is a threat the owners will dangle over the head of the union just as MLB did. I doubt it happens...although if the negotiations go on too long, some franchises may be forced out.

I am in favor of keeping the league the size it is now. Bettman vastly under-rated the amount of time it would take to build a fan base in the non-traditional markets, but given time and a more exciting product, that base will grow in most locations.

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11-21-2003, 09:56 AM
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Anaheim
Florida
Tampa Bay
Carolina
Phoenix
New Jersey

THen they can move Nashville to the East to keep the divisions balanced

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11-21-2003, 10:30 AM
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how do you contract Phoenix...with a new arena going up?

The Avs were in trouble too until 98 when the Pepsi Center finally went up

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11-21-2003, 10:34 AM
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Eastern Conference
Boston - Original 6.

Montreal - Original 6.
New Jersey - Too good of a team over the last 10 years.
NY Rangers - Marketplace/ Original 6.
Ottawa - New ownership.
Philadelphia - Overall success... regular season atleast.
Toronto - Marketplace/ Original 6.

Western Conference
Chicago - Original 6.
Colorado - One of the elite organizations.
Dallas - Too good.

Detroit - One of the elite organizations/ Original 6.
St. Louis - See Philadelphia.

Vancouver - Up and coming team... hockey city.
I think you are spot on!
Nice number of teams too, it's about the size the NHL should be, imo.

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11-21-2003, 10:35 AM
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Toronto
Montreal
Chicago
New York (R)
Boston
Detroit

Noone likes those teams anyways.

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11-21-2003, 10:37 AM
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Eastern Conference
Boston - Original 6.

Montreal - Original 6.
New Jersey - Too good of a team over the last 10 years.
NY Rangers - Marketplace/ Original 6.
Ottawa - New ownership.
Philadelphia - Overall success... regular season atleast.
Toronto - Marketplace/ Original 6.

Western Conference
Chicago - Original 6.
Colorado - One of the elite organizations.
Dallas - Too good.

Detroit - One of the elite organizations/ Original 6.
St. Louis - See Philadelphia.

Vancouver - Up and coming team... hockey city.
Thats pretty solid, but I think Minnesota should be added to the list as well as Los Angeles.

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11-21-2003, 10:39 AM
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Toronto
Montreal
Chicago
New York (R)
Boston
Detroit

Noone likes those teams anyways.
Hey I've got an original idea, what if those 6 teams formed a league of their own, with all the best players and competing for the most prestigeous cup in ice hockey?

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11-21-2003, 10:40 AM
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I don't think Minnesota or L.A. are untouchable.

Hockey in L.A. (at any time) isn't untouchable.

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11-21-2003, 10:50 AM
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Either a team goes bankrupt, or the league has to buy them out. Where does the money come from to buy out the teams that are making money?

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11-21-2003, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by go pierre hedin
Eastern Conference
Boston - Original 6.

Montreal - Original 6.
New Jersey - Too good of a team over the last 10 years.
NY Rangers - Marketplace/ Original 6.
Ottawa - New ownership.
Philadelphia - Overall success... regular season atleast.

Toronto - Marketplace/ Original 6.

Western Conference
Chicago - Original 6.
Colorado - One of the elite organizations.
Dallas - Too good.

Detroit - One of the elite organizations/ Original 6.
St. Louis - See Philadelphia.

Vancouver - Up and coming team... hockey city.
If Vancouver is a hockey city then Edmonton must be Hockey Heaven. I'm not saying that Vancouver doesn't deserve to stay or anything.

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11-21-2003, 11:41 AM
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If Vancouver is a hockey city then Edmonton must be Hockey Heaven. I'm not saying that Vancouver doesn't deserve to stay or anything.
I agree,b/c Edmonton has won 5 Stanley Cups. While Vancouver hasn't won one.

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11-21-2003, 11:43 AM
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If Vancouver is a hockey city then Edmonton must be Hockey Heaven. I'm not saying that Vancouver doesn't deserve to stay or anything.
How is "overall success" better for St Louis than for Pittsburgh?

Or you're only taking the last few years into account???

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11-21-2003, 11:47 AM
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Why is mostly everyone contracting Pittsburgh?
Because of their problems with the awful CBA?

Seems to me they're much more legitimate with their two cups and all their HOFers than most teams in the league.

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