Yea... well... here is a link that explains it differently... well a couple of them.
here is a little slice.
why no more teams to Canada...
Its nice to get all nostalgic and weepy about the teams coming back and all but...... Ol Yeller still dies at the end.
Outta curiosity where is this guy getting his stats from?
Anywho - the league has given other cities here in the states a 2nd chance (Atlanta, and San Fran Bay area) - why not give Winnipeg, and Quebec City a 2nd chance?
Seriously - how much worse off could they do? It's not like Phoenix/Atlanta are gonna all of a sudden start drawing 17,000 plus on a nightly basis, and turn a profit...Where are they gonna go - KC, or Cleveland? Been there - done that, and they failed there as well.
Ok then - if not Winnipeg, or QC then why not then give Balsillie his team (lets say Phoenix), and watch it flourish in Hamilton, but no - too many in the "old boys club" don't like him anymore.
This league has opportunities to turn some of their dead weight franchises around, but outta pride, stubborness, and ignorance the league will continue to screw itself.
EDIT - From the CANADIAN
perspective which I happen to agree with 100%.
Edited by F.Michael, 09 December 2010 - 12:01 AM.