I was reading some hockey history about the Toronto Maple Leafs and how up until Conn Smythe bought the team, it looked like they were going to move to Philadelphia. The team wasn't going to survive the 30's playing out of Mutual Street Gardens. Also, it looked like the Montreal Canadiens were going to move to Cleveland for the 1935-36 season until they were saved at the last minute, then the club looked to suspend operations in 1939. Apparently the Habs only averaged 3000 fans a game in 1939-40 and weren't a stable franchise until the arrival of Rocket Richard. So with the St. Pats/Leafs move to Philadelphia in the late 20's, the Senators move to St. Louis in 1934, the Habs to Cleveland in 1935 and the Maroons folding in 1938, the Original 6 era could have been Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, New York and Philadelphia. Maybe the league tries to do more to keep St. Louis and Brooklyn/NY Americans? I wonder if a new Canadian league would have been created with cities that lost NHL teams (Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec) that would try to compete with the All-American NHL. Would the NHL expand back into some of those cities after the Depression and war years when the economy started to recover, or would they try to stay All-American like baseball, basketball and football? Would the two leagues eventually merge, or would the Canadian league become a hockey version of the CFL? Lots of what if's.