Rylan wrote:I don;t think Florida is in that bad of shape really. They are a small market NHL team sure, but I don't think they are hurting that badly.
I honestly don't see any relocation in the next 2 years. The new CBA should help the teams losing money to minimize their loses and see if they can survive. If they continue to bleed money after 2 years the NHL will step in and relocate the them.
RIght now it is rare that there are so many places looking for NHL teams. Seattle, Portland, Quebec, KC and MarkhamToronto and 4 of these 5 places have new arenas or being built.
I just never see Florida becomming real hockey area, at best just a nitch sport there. That franchise for league stability would be best served up north in a hockey area.