Dude, you are obviously frustrated, but I also noticed that you made a few unaccurate statements. When you run a business like the NHL, you can't let your heart take over...it's a sure way to ruin that business. You have to run it with your head not with your emotions. Why do you think the 30 NHL owners decided to give Gary a 5 year extension to his contract? Cause he's making them money!
The Kings have been doing pretty well in Southern California even though the team has sucked more often than not.
Honestly, I don't see why Bettman keeps certain teams in the NHL; L.A Kings
, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets and NY Islanders.
So then, according to your logic, the Vancouver Canucks should be moved as well!?!? They've been in the league 40 years, and they've only been to the finals once! Maybe we should also move the Maple Leafs...seeing as the team has sucked for the major part of 44 years now. They haven't been to the Standley Cup Finals in 44 years. They don't deserve a team anymore!
The Kings have been in the NHL since 1967 and they only have been in 1 conference!
Plus just let the Thrashers move to Winnipeg
In case you hadn't noticed, Bill Daly (the NHL's 2nd in command) said that if the Thrashers were moved, the NHL wouldn't do anything to stop the move. I hate Gary Bettman just as much as the next guy, but He's been doing some good things for the NHL lately. New TV contract with Comcast.
Yet Bettman, the ass that he is wont let Canadians buy a US team to move to Canada or let them start new teams in Canada. It is time that the league, fires his ass and hires someone more competent.
8 + 17 = 25??? I think you may have forgotten a few teams? As far as I know, there are still 30 teams in the NHL. Also, the proportion of Canadian born players keeps dropping. In the late 70's early 80's, something like 85-90% of all players were canadian born. In the mid 90's that number dropped to 65-70% and today, that number has dropped to close to 50%. Give it another few years, and Canadian born players will no longer be the majority in the NHL!
We would have 8 Canadian teams and 17 teams in the US. Plus the majority of hockey players are pretty much Canadian. There is only a few teams that are in the US that have a majority of US players (i.e Buffalo).
Molson Coors, Cisco, Hershey's, Dodge, Verizon, Comcast...shall I name more?
I don't think many billion dollar corporations in the US would be willing to buy a Canadian sport. Plus many of the sponsors are Canadian corporations, plus many of the US teams most of the staff is Canadian.
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