When I said I enjoyed watching a SCF game that I didn't have a vested interest in, that was not a suggestion that this happen on a regular basis. The Wings can make the finals (and win) every single year and I will be ever so much more happy. Please accept my offering of a He Who Shall Not Be Named (but you know who) sacrifice to appease you.
Even with revenue sharing Phoenix or Winnipeg doesn't have the same money to spend that Detroit or Toronto does.
They're not generating the revenue; that doesn't mean the owner doesn't have money to invest like all the owners since the beginning of the league have. Remember when the Preds owner told the press they were never going to spend above the cap floor to get as much revenue sharing as possible? If they're not willing to invest in the team, why should anyone else?
If I were an investor looking to sink my money into a new NHL team, I'd invest in a Canadian team or not at all. The odds are in favor that a new Canadian team would do better than a new US team IMO.