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#1 Bannedforlife

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 10:20 PM

I think this is awesome

 

 

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#2 Mckinley25

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 10:25 PM

I like the location, but wish it was relocation rather than expansion.

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 10:27 PM

This is CONFIRMED??? the league expanding????



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 10:31 PM

Yea, I wish it were relocation too as the talent level league wide is watered down enough, but I also think the expansion draft will be interesting. This will be the first time a professional sports league with a salary cap has held an expansion draft I believe



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 10:37 PM

Oh god, someone please go over possible expansion rules. We can protect how many?



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 10:48 PM

Yeah, I mean Phoenix is doing so well, let's toss another team right next to them. 

 

So what fun and exciting name are they going to slap on this one?

 

If any of those cities was going to be the first "lock" to get an NHL expansion team, Vegas is the last one on the list I thought would be receiving one. Seattle or QC makes the most sense.


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 11:46 PM

I did think it was weird that they kept having the awards show there...



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 11:59 PM

I think having a team in Vegas is a horrible idea.  It wouldn't be long before we're all speculating on where they would move.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 12:08 AM

Just stop adding teams already. How much more watered down and parity filled do we need the league to become? Florida, Phoenix, Nashville and Atlanta all failed, but hey let's keep forcing the expansion issue some more.

At least relocate if they are going to pursue this dumb idea at all.
 
 
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Posted 27 August 2014 - 02:52 AM

Just stop adding teams already. How much more watered down and parity filled do we need the league to become? Florida, Phoenix, Nashville and Atlanta all failed, but hey let's keep forcing the expansion issue some more.

At least relocate if they are going to pursue this dumb idea at all.


As someone who lived in Tennessee for awhile and went to preds games. I wouldn't say they failed at all. They're doing well for the market they're in. They just need a better owner who will spend to the cap.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 05:18 AM

This is just dumb.. plain and simple

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 05:26 AM

This is just dumb (read: bettman).. plain and simple


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 05:47 AM

Good, need to even out the ridiculousness that is uneven divisions.  Would rather seem them contract but we all know that will never happen.



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Posted 27 August 2014 - 07:10 AM

Every game will be sold out and the arena will be empty. The casinos will buy the tickets and give them to guests who won't use them.

Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle... Ogie Ogilthorpe!


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 07:12 AM

Every game will be sold out and the arena will be empty. The casinos will buy the tickets and give them to guests who won't use them.



And that's different from the joe how? Sorry I guess the joe is only Half empty lol

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 07:37 AM

Just another reason to be grateful we're no longer in the west.  Our exposure to this travesty will be less.  

That is until the league has to buy the team for 6 years, and then I'll be pissed again.


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 09:01 AM

Seattle, Quebec, and Toronto also getting new teams in 2017

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 09:08 AM

Get ready for diluted lower quality hockey everyone.

Though ill pay to watch a new Toronto team win the cup before the leafs

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 09:12 AM

Seattle, Quebec, and Toronto also getting new teams in 2017


Is that a joke, speculation, rumor, or fact? I hope it's a joke...

I agree with who lever said subtraction we should go down to 28 teams and relocate a couple.

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 09:56 AM

I know I may be I. The minority here, but I'm OK with this. Maybe I just can't stand having an uneven number of teams in each conference, but I feel like it needs to be balanced out.

I would definitely prefer Seattle and KC as destinations for new teams, though.





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