I think you're all missing the point.. It's more of a fantasy league in my mind, best of the best. And just a fantasy at that.
KHL doesn't count it's Russian AHL.
NHL is not a super league, the talent pool is a little shallow which is why I think 8-10 teams of elite players would just be insane hockey. Yes, NHL is were the best play, but the league economics are broken because of Bettmans boner for having bad teams in bad markets.
It's not a reality question. Obviously this could not happen, I'm not asking whether it could, rather would you be stoked if such a league existed?
I get that many CDC users don't have a fun bone and being a cynical douche makes you feel good because you are too meek to speak your mind in real life.
Meh, f'n kids these days...
I think your issue is more that you've expected people to come on here and not take it seriously as if they were a kid and just as a part of the wonder of the game. Instead you got logical answers from adults who had no indication from your OP that this was purely a fantasy situation.
Be careful what you wish for, or don't complain when the result matches the question.
Going on the "obviously this could not happen" premise, I'd still likely say no. What teams would there be? Would we have the Canucks (or their super league version) to cheer locally? Would they compete for the Stanley Cup if it were to take over the NHL?
The hockey might be great, but I'd need to be invested in the results to care deeply enough to watch a lot. In international play, I mainly watch Canada. For NHL, Canucks. For AHL, Chicago Wolves. Maybe some other teams associated with our prospects. There's no guarantees I'd watch anything else with any regularity otherwise if I have no investment in those teams or games.