Nuxfanabroad Posted September 12, 2019 Share Posted September 12, 2019 (edited) I'll preface this, by saying I'd like (perhaps) 10 markets in Canada, & would like them to all do well. Unfortunately, it seems 4 franchises are likely used as a version of farm-feeder(perhaps a tier between AHL & NHL?) for more 'privileged' NHL darlings. League doesn't care about success here..they'll sell tix anyways. Two Ab teams, Win & Ott are probably destinations that 80-90% of big leaguers don't want to be in..although they'd never come out & boldly state as much. Anonymity, tax perks, weather, image, etc...the usual complaints for young millionaires. ************************* As it stands today... ********************* ...it appears only Van, TO & MTL have potential to build sustainably*(I'll define that as capable of winning a Cup, & even defending it) great teams. I don't think Cal will ever sustain success(it'll be temporary). Then you have a league that'll likely try to trip up any serious attempts for these 3 cities. In our case, witness 2011 standards, or the "Luongo cap-recapture rule" as obvious examples. TO's already in serious contract trubs, & it'll likely get worse. In general, it seems Cdn teams have to cough up about 10% more, for comparable talent, than their US counterparts(esp in the sweetheart tax regions, like TBay & LV) Question #1: If you believe there is a disadvantage for Cdn teams(yet you were GM of 1 of the 3 I've mentioned) would you have any specific strategy/unique approach that you'd purposefully employ in building the best roster? Edited September 12, 2019 by Nuxfanabroad Title-tweak :^) 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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