A major absence for Halifax tonight, as forward Zachary L’Heureux is unable to play in game #4 vs Québec. Injured on Nathan Gaucher’s check last night.
David Moravec also absent. #lesoleil
– Mikaël Lalancette (@MikLalancette) May 17, 2023
The town of Markham is the one most often considered, as it once had the very real ambition of building an amphitheatre and bringing an NHL club… 45 minutes from downtown Toronto.
“The team would immediately be in the top 3 for revenue. We have a 50-50 salary cap and the League has a moral obligation to maximize field hockey revenues. A second team [in Toronto] would be a revenue-generating monster.”
We have a 50/50 salary cap and the League has a moral obligation to players to maximize Hockey Related Revenues (HRR). A 2nd team in Ontario would be a revenue generating monster. If the NHL is willing to get rid of the cap, it can keep or place franchises wherever it wants. 2/2
– Allan Walsh🏒 (@walsha) May 17, 2023
There’s no doubt that the Toronto market, in terms of population and wealth, can accommodate two NHL teams.
But in 2023, when the Maple Leafs are 106 years old, would a loyal fan base really be born with a new team? It’s more than legitimate to doubt it.
The people of Markham are Maple Leafs fans, and when they want to see field hockey, they go downtown. Hamilton, 1 hour to the west, is also (obviously) full of Leafs fans. And field hockey fans who aren’t Toronto fans normally prefer the Red Wings and Sabres.
Money. Imagine the resounding slap in the face if Toronto were to have a second team before Quebec City got its Nordiques back…
In a gust
– Convincing victory.
Manchester City dominate Real Madrid 4-0 and join Inter Milan in the finalhttps://t.co/6iiv8pbKAj
– RDS (@RDSca) May 17, 2023
– It will be a few years before we really know.
– The Sick Podcast with Tony Marinaro (@thesickpodcasts) May 17, 2023