Re: NHL 2013
I think the NHL has to know where their bread is buttered. You can have a huge market (Phoenix, Atlanta), but if the ownership situation isn't up to snuff, it's a guaranteed money loser. Hell, I don't know that the Predators have even ever turned a profit in Nashville, but at least their current ownership is committed to the area. But putting a team in a new area just for the sake of having it in a new area isn't likely to work.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."