I really feel bad about Phoenix fans about this whole thing. I know there aren't nearly as much of them as a lot of other teams but they're going to be crushed when/if the team moves.
I think moving a team to Hamilton would be good from a financial standpoint but is it really worth it? There is a decent amount of teams pretty close to there. Why not move it to a region without many teams near it but with a big hockey fanbase?
I think the best situation would be to get a 32-team league and give some of those older guys in the minors a chance to play in the big leagues. That and a 16-team playoff wouldn't seem as much overkill when it's not more than half the league making it to the playoffs. I know it'd go from 16/30 to 16/32 but it'd be a little more entertaining seeing some more teams battle for those final playoff spots.