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wings87

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In Topic: Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Yesterday, 11:40 PM

That's exactly why this will happen.  It's the owners way of helping to make back money, and money they don't have to share with the players at that, from the last lockout.  There's just no way that expansion doesn't happen in the next 2-5 years imo.


I just don't understand why Toronto would allow another team in their media market.

In Topic: Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Yesterday, 06:46 PM

Vegas is a bad idea for a team, but adding another team in Toronto might be worse. I get that Toronto is a big enough market to support another team, but where are the fans for the new team going to come from? The Leafs are a team with a rich history and a loyal fan base, and I highly doubt that the die-hard fans will jump ship to root for a new team just because said team might be closer to their homes. 

 

I think it's ridiculously difficult to build a fan base for a second team in the same city. Looking at other sports--Chicago has 2 MLB teams but both of those teams have been there since the inception of Baseball, same with the two teams in New York. Plus I don't get why The Maple Leafs would agree to share a market with another team. 


In Topic: Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Yesterday, 03:25 PM

So lets say Seattle goes through, and they add Toronto2 and QC. What is the 4th team you add in the West if not Vegas? 
 
Portland? Salt Lake City? Albuquerque? Omaha?  :lol: There are no other cities with any potential NHL ownership interest in the entire Western US.


How about Salt Lake City. Or maybe Portland, that will give Seattle a rival.

In Topic: Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

Yesterday, 12:45 PM

Bettman probably got in deep at the tables and is buying himself out with an expansion team.

In Topic: Las Vegas rumored to get an expansion team

27 August 2014 - 02:11 PM

The logo will be a man at a pay phone calling his wife to wire him more money.
"I have a system!"