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Hating on the NHL's Southern Teams, Part 2

In Part Two we delve into the Northern hockey fan's psyche to explore the irrational hatred for southern hockey and all that it stands for.

Question of the Week: Which financially struggling NHL teams would you relocate or contract?

The Tampa Bay Lightning have often found themselves in the middle of relocation rumors. Because of that, what do Lightning fans think about relocating other teams?

How the National Hockey League is Set Up

How any league is set up will play directly into how the playoffs are set up - and playoffs are what a sport is all about. So here's how the NHL does it.

Politics, credit downgrading, and hockey; or how NHL contraction could end up on the table

NHL teams are very dependent upon ticket sales in order to stay afloat, but contracts can become a serious issue as well. Particularly if a national economy falters.

Isles' August 1st Vote Will Be Wang's Last Attempt To Develop Area

It's not Bruins-related at all, but in a day and age when re-alignment, expansion, contraction and relocation seem to be hot-button issues all at once, the fact that in just over a week the Islanders may be doing little more than waiting out their lease is an interesting prospect.

What Would You Do if You Didn't Have the Rangers?

What Would You Do if You Didn't Have the Rangers?

If Miami doesn't deserve a Stanley Cup, how about Sunrise?

Panthers' market criticized. Again.

ESPN's Buccigross should run for mayor of Sunrise...

Longtime ESPNer abstains from contracting Panthers, others

Chelios Mouths off

TSN.ca - NHL - Canada's Sports Leader "Gary Bettman has put the league in this situation," Chelios stated. "A guy who doesn't do his job shouldn't be there ..." I was going along with Chris...

NHL in turmoil (?)

A must-read by the Toronto Sun's Bill Lankhof. And by "must-read" I refer to this being yet another sky-is-falling/relocation/expansion/contraction Ontario-needs-a-second-team screed, complete with a list of which clubs are in the most "dire" of circumstances. The Panthers are one of the biggest offenders in padding attendance. It is possible to buy a ticket for $17. If that's not good enough, for the same $17, you can get a deal including a ticket, a parking pass, a $5 gas card, and a food voucher for a total worth more than $17. Now there's a strong case for relocation: ticket discounts. C'mon, Bill...give us something we can work with.

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