Originally Posted by JETFAN290
I believe the NHL's problem was rapid expansion into non-traditional hockey areas. i.e. Phoenix, Atlanta, Florida, etc. Once the novelty wore off many small market clubs struggled financially. Couple that with a sport that is not intensely popular with mainstream America. This looks like a protracted battle between the owners & the players.
I've said this for about 20 years.
The NHL should have a hockey man with a business sense as Commissioner.
Not a lawyer/businessman with no hockey background.