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NHL Lottery Could Be Extended Past No. 1 Choice With Two Top Talents In '15 Draft
Published March 18, 2014
DIVIDING THE PIE: The GLOBE & MAIL's David Shoalts cites NHL governors as saying that talk of adding two expansion teams is "media-driven and there is practically no talk about adding teams." The "problem in adding two teams is splitting up all that new revenue" NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and NHL COO John Collins produced. However, the "lure of expansion money is usually too much to resist." At least "some NHL governors think it will take three years for an announcement, which just happens to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the league." Three years also would "give the league time to assess the chances of the Coyotes and Panthers surviving in the long-term" (GLOBE & MAIL, 3/18).