Sad, sad reality, but hockey fans, snap out of it: it has nothing to do with hometown pride (who on the Montreal Canadiens come from Montreal?) and everything to do with money. And here is one proof amongst many, many others.
NHL governors are talking informally about placing a second hockey team in Toronto alongside the Maple Leafs, according to a report in Tuesday’s edition of the Globe and Mail.
According to the Globe and Mail, NHL governors have had informal talks about putting a second team in Toronto.
“Why shouldn’t we put another team in the best and biggest market in the world?” said one governor, who spoke anonymously with the newspaper.
The governor also confirmed that there have been conversations about Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of Waterloo, Ont.-based Research in Motion Ltd., being rewarded with an expansion team in Toronto after helping to restore financial ballast to the Nashville Predators.
How sad. I might just switch to university hockey – at least we know those players are from the university they represent!