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Why Crosby endorses NHL expansion

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08:27 AM ET 03.11 | As of yet, the NHL hasn't publicly stated an appetite for expanding to 32 teams, but many believe that's just where the league is headed. Sidney Crosby -- who's really into this topic, by the way -- has no problem with expansion. "It's only two more teams. I don't see it as that big an issue," the captain said. "The league's found a way to stay competitive with 30. It can do 32." Ray Shero couldn't be described as wild about it. No GM could. "I was talking with Lou Lamoriello the other night just about top-six forwards and how hard they've become to find. And that's now," Shero said, referring to his counterpart with the Devils. "But it could be done, adding a couple teams. Sure." Good enough for me.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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March 11, 2013  08:39 AM ET

"Found a way to stay comepetitive"? yeah Sid, it's called watered down.
What a jerk. Maybe he figures with more teams, there'll be more diluted talent and he'll look even better
Good for Shero and Lou Lamoriello

March 11, 2013  08:43 AM ET

If there's one league that needs to expand less than the NBA, it's the NHL. NHL could stand to gut a few teams, not add them.

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March 11, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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No. The NBA is the single most diluted product on the planet. Probably why only 8 different franchises have won the title since 1984.

well that, and it's probably the most corrupt league as well

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March 11, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Why Crosby endorses NHL expansion?

No great mystery here. Expansion means lighter competition. It will dilute the product on the ice even more, making it easier for him to do his thing and score goals.

March 11, 2013  09:29 AM ET

Come on guys, give the Kid a break. He is a member of a union. You think any player in any pro league is going to talk about contraction?? More teams , more revenue, more jobs. Even if he knows the product is watered down, he isn't going to say anything but what is the company line.

March 11, 2013  09:47 AM ET
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well that, and it's probably the most corrupt league as well

Stop listing all the NBA's strong points will ya?

BTW, guess who is going to join Mario has a franchise owner if and when the NHL expans by two teams? (Hint: initials are SC).

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March 11, 2013  09:52 AM ET

Why Crosby endorses NHL expansion

That's because he endorses anything.....Dempter's Bread, Gatorade, Reebok, Sportschek........

March 11, 2013  09:55 AM ET

Sir Sean Connery?

March 11, 2013  09:55 AM ET
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Stop listing all the NBA's strong points will ya? BTW, guess who is going to join Mario has a franchise owner if and when the NHL expans by two teams? (Hint: initials are SC).

Sir Sean Connery?

of course it didn't quote before

March 11, 2013  09:56 AM ET

I wouldnt mind seeing 28

March 11, 2013  09:59 AM ET

Typical post concussion syndrome, he also said he's in favor of a mandatory helmet rule, hopes to win the Stanley Cup one day and tries not to repeat himself, and tries not to repeat himself.

March 11, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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Stop listing all the NBA's strong points will ya? BTW, guess who is going to join Mario has a franchise owner if and when the NHL expans by two teams? (Hint: initials are SC).

Sylvain Cote is buying a team?

March 11, 2013  09:59 AM ET
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I wouldnt mind seeing 28

24

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March 11, 2013  10:06 AM ET
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Sylvain Cote is buying a team?

You've already heard? Wow. News spreads fast.

 
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