Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/08/12 at 04:02 PM ET
from Stan Fischler at the New England Hockey Journal,
Assuming the Greg Jamison-led group does buy the Coyotes, a positive – for the NHL – chain reaction will follow. One line of thinking has it that the arrival of the certifiably reliable buyer could have wide-ranging ramifications for the league. One of them could actually be an eventual expansion with a $200 million entry fee.
That would include a second team in Toronto; (actually the 20,000-seat arena to be constructed in suburban Markham). It could be accompanied in the West by Seattle, which has one of the most attractive TV markets for NHL consumption. This would establish rivalries on the Pacific Coast—Vancouver-Seattle—and in the East—Maple Leafs-New Toronto Team-Buffalo. There’s little doubt that the Sabres would demand and receive territorial compensation. …
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