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Talking 20 Teams

from Al Strachan of the Toronto Sun,
There is considerable sentiment at the NHL's board level that the playoffs should become a 20-team extravaganza. That's hardly a surprise. At the board level, there's always strong support for anything that shows a profit. ...But even though Bettman can influence a vote, he can't control it, and in this case, he is a bit biased. He strongly opposes seasons that drag on to late June and, as a result, strongly opposes the NHL's involvement in the Olympics. For the same reasons, he doesn't want to add a week to the season to accommodate a play-in round. The answer of course is to start the season a couple of weeks earlier. In Canada, the only place in North America where the NHL really matters anymore,

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