If they put it in Mississauga (401/407/Mississuaga Rd? 401/403/410?) with it's own arena, it would sell-out the next day. Not sold on the Leafs sharing an arena with another team without MLSE having the new team by the stones. Who would want to be the Clippers?
Interesting comments about Hamilton; I think "minor league" is pretty clear language and notice the importance placed on drawing fans in New York. That sort of language rules out Waterloo. Make no mistake, there isn't another NHL team arriving in Ontario unless it's another Toronto team (jackasses!). I think the Toronto market seems so gold-plated to these guys that it might be the only Canadian market they trust.
LOL! tell us what you really think! that does NOT sound like a Gary Bettman approved statement! With talk like that, teams like the Rangers and the "troubled franchises" are gonna pull the knives out after Bettman. The Global Fininacial Crisis is just the excuse they have to pounce.“I don't think it can be an expansion team,” a governor said. “We can't expand because we would be the laughingstock of professional sports. “We've got too many troubled franchises. We've got to look at relocating a couple of them. These franchises were troubled long before the economic downturn and next year is going to be worse on them.”