The Las Vegas Review-Journal's Steve Carp spoke with two intriguing people regarding the state of expansion in the NHL. One of them is Bill Foley, the man in charge of the Las Vegas expansion franchise-to-be, and the other is NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr.
We haven't heard from Fehr regarding the intricacies of expansion as of yet, but from Fehr's point of view, expansion is a good thing...
"As a general rule the players are in favor of expansion because it creates additional revenue and additional jobs," Fehr said. "If you were to be in a situation where expansion had a detrimental effect on revenue and it was impacting salaries, then it wouldn't make sense."
But Fehr's not going to budge regarding players with no-move clauses being drafted by an expansion team:
Fehr said he doesn't believe the current agreement that allows players to have a no move clause in their contract would change were there to be expansion.
"If a player has a no move, then it's a no mover," he said. "I would anticipate it would be the same if there is an expansion draft."
Carp and Fehr continue, discussing the salary cap's implications upon expansion from a spending perspective: