I know that it is probably a dumb question and not worth talking about, but I was curious. I am guessing that they could each support 2 teams due to the current teams having very storied franchises and rabid support. I have always thought that local rivalries are something very special. I know that Edmonton and Calgary is a pretty bitter rivalry and I'd honestly like to see more Canadian teams again. As an American, I like seeing hockey take root here more and more, but I think that it would be awesome to see Canada actually gain back a few new teams. Also, I have read articles that General Motors is having serious problems but that as America's largest employer( by number, I think), I have heard that some might actually ask the government to step in and help save the company financially if it were about to go belly up. Is there any case where the Canadian government might be able to help these Canadian teams out somehow? I know that is probably a stretch and unrealistic, but I think it is a crime that Canada has lost as many teams as it has. I know that some think that the talent pool is depleted and weak enough as it is and that this would probably jack up the salaries more. I also know that the American teams would probably whine and say that it was an unfair advantage. Maybe rightfully so. It would have to be done some way that they would necessarily gain an advantage...at least not a huge one, but allow a few more teams in Canada which might in turn help the Canadian economy. Hell, it might increase rivalries between the US and Canada which I don't think there is enough of. Maybe if the team that won actually got to keep the Stanley Cup in their complex for the entire season, it would increase the rivalry between the nations and spawn more growth for hockey's fanbase. I don't remember the names of some of the other trophies that are done that way, but I can see maybe an even deeper desire to win the Cup if it meant returning it to the country where it "belongs". I am obviously not an economist or businessman, so I am sure that this is all stupid, but I was just thinking about it and don't to see hockey die...especially not in the country that created it.