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Paranoid Canadian Lawyer

From Rick Westhead at the Toronto Star,

Toronto lawyer Richard Rodier is part paranoid, part Canadian patriot. Both personality traits surface when he discusses his partnership with Jim Balsillie and their efforts to bring a NHL team to Hamilton.

His age?
“Not relevant.”

His past clients?
“I can’t tell you. Solicitor-client privilege.”

His relationship with Balsillie?
“I don’t know. We work together.”

However, suggest that he and Balsillie would both be a lot closer to getting an NHL team if they were more diplomatic with the league, and Rodier warms considerably.

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Expansion In Europe - It Could Happen

from Al Strachan at Fox Sports,

There is no doubt that the NHL would like to get into Europe, but there’s also no doubt that at the moment, it’s just not feasible.

There is, however, faint hope on the horizon. Aeronautical engineers say that we’re not that far away from flights that escape the earth’s atmosphere.

In other words, the plane would go so high that it would escape most of the earth’s gravitational pull. While it’s up, the earth would turn and then the plane would come down on the other side of the ocean. In theory, this would reduce the length of a transcontinental flight to two hours.

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  Tags: nhl+expansion

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