Duhatschek on the Predators
So while Balsillie has himself a nice team, with a decent future, if he wants to pull it out of Nashville in a year or three or six, there aren't going to be nearly the same roadblocks set in front of him that there were in his previous attempt to gain admission to the NHL lodge by purchasing the Penguins.
...you have a situation where, two years into the current CBA, franchises in Phoenix and Atlanta and Florida as well as Nashville still can't operate in the black, or even at the break-even point. And when the day comes that the owners in all those markets say 'enough' to the losses, that's when the migration to points north will occur.Eric's a must-read, as always.
It's no longer a question of if anymore.
It's only a question of when.