NHL responds on relocation rules
The National Hockey League says it is certain its franchise relocation practices and policies are in compliance with Canadian competition laws amid an investigation by the country's competition watchdog.
"We are confident that our existing franchise relocation rules and policies, as well as how they are interpreted and applied by the league, are legal and fully enforceable," William Daly, NHL deputy commissioner, told the National Post yesterday.
Sports franchise affairs should be left to the league and team owners. It's their business. It's not a government or an economic issue, and it's certainly not an ideological issue. Marx never played hockey.