NHL Expansion: Ruined

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Submitted: August 05, 2018

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Expansion in the NHL, great in theory, kind of a mess in practice. Gary Betteman, the NHL's resident assclown and his spineless yes men are mainly to blame in this situation. The league's expanding to Las Vegas wasn't a good idea. The Golden Knights were practically given the Stanley Cup, at least they would've been if ol' Gary had his way. The Golden Knights winning the cup in their first year would've been Gary Betteman's way of saying "see, expansion works, let's expand more." 

Meanwhile, the league suffers from expansion disasters like the Florida Panthers and Phoenix Coyotes. The league also suffers from miserable, cancerous blemishes such as the Carolina Hurricanes and St. Louis Blues. There is a sufficient case to justify relocating any of these three teams. However, it is highly unlikely assclown Gary will allow such a thing to take place. The same could be said about any of the team owners whom he has on a leash. 

The worst victims of this expansion joke? The fans. The NHL could use teams in Quebec City, Seattle or Hartford. Bring back the Nordiques and Whalers, and expand to Seattle, where there are true fans dying for their own team. Attendance for the Golden Knights may be high for now, but it is possible the interest in the Golden Knights may peak, and then nosedive. The Golden Knights' quality of play could absolutely fall off a cliff, will it happen? That is uncertain. And even if the Golden Knights go to shit next season and onward, Gary Betteman will stubbornly refuse to change, and things will remain the same. 

Maybe one day, most likely under a different NHL commissioner, the Hartford Whalers, Quebec Nordiques and a Seattle NHL team could be brought to life. Also one day, miserable hobo camp dumpster fires like the Carolina Hurricanes, St. Louis Blues, Phoenix Coyotes and Florida Panthers will finally be brought out back and shot. That is the only justifiable fate for these cancers of the NHL. 


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