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Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


Put me down for "an NHL team in Vegas will be a disaster and the team will be rumored bankrupt and/or moving before it's a decade old".

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Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


The Penguins are gonna be fine if they're willing to let Vegas take Hornqvist a year before he goes UFA anyway.

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


Pornographic Memory posted:

Like, is there really no league in the world with more than 30 teams?

Actually I don't think there is. could be wrong though.

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


myron cope posted:

There are 32 teams in the NFL but I can't tell if you're joking or not

sorry, I misread the post as asking about hockey leagues

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


That will also be convenient when the team moves to Quebec in about 8 years

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


pseudodragon posted:

Has Pittsburgh ever been a successful hockey market without 2 of the top 5 players in the world?

As a Pens fan I really want to say "of course don't be an idiot" but truthfully it's hard to give an emphatic yes. They were broke and about to move when they got Mario, and they were broke and about to move when they got Crosby. Of course they went bankrupt WHILE THEY HAD JAGR AND SOMETIMES LEMIEUX and were still a high seed every year, and Lemieux ended up with a big stake in the team because when it filed for bankruptcy he was a major creditor from years of unpaid salary. So a lot of it was just that previous ownership was spectacularly incompetent. They were selling seats those years.

I think in Pittsburgh there's always going to be a problem where when the team is bad things will get real bad because most of the city doesn't really begin to pay attention to hockey until after football season is over, and if the Penguins are out of serious contention by then, no one but the real diehards will even give them a glance.

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


Is that really true? I think championship caliber teams have always tended to have more than six good forwards.

Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


Vegas is only allowed to take one player per team, right?

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Eric the Mauve
May 8, 2012

Making you happy for a buck since 199X


myron cope posted:

The expansion draft should include coaching staff and GMs too

This would be great if only because the Penguins would expose Jacques Martin and protect Rick Tocchet

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