Barry Melrose predicts 2 teams to Canada inside 10 years...

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  1. KeydGV21

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    on his podcast on ESPN.com... being a podcast there isn't a link (though it's on the front page of ESPN's NHL page right now
    http://espn-mp3-od.andomedia.com/espnpod2/espnradio/insider/bash/bash_01042007_6.mp3
    it's ESPN Insider so you may not be able to get it...Also it's close to the end, I know there's no timer on the thing but I'd say it's in the last 2-3 minutes of the clip.

    He doesn't say that it will be expansion or relocation but given all the talk around here dismissing Canadian markets as potential suitors I'm curious as to the reaction to this.
     
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    Melrose is a tool. This has nothing to do with more teams in Canada, he's always been a tool.
    I still remember back in the Calgary/Detroit playoff series a few years ago, one night he was going on about how Ville Nieminen is such a great player and every team wants a guy like him. Then he ran into Cujo and that night he was saying Nieminen is a disgrace to the NHL and he should be suspended for the rest of the playoffs. Once Calgary made it to the finals he was singing his praises again.
    Basically, he just says what he thinks people want to hear.
     
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    It's Barry Melrose. :dunno: Next week he'll say that Canada will NEVER get another team. He changes positions on things like most people change their underwear.
     
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    Well if Barry Melrose says it, usually the opposite happens...

    So the current Canadian Teams should beware
     
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    This is the same guy who in one interview said that:

    A. Ovechkin is the most physical player in the game today, no player can touch his physicality.
    B. Crosby would take Ovechkin in a fight
    C. Jarome Iginla is the most physical player in the game today, no player can touch his physicality
    D. Crosby could take Iginla in a fight
     
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    Hockey in Canada will never work, we just don't have the "passion" (read: money) that American's do. :propeller
     
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    We in Pittsburgh are actually pleased that Melrose has said the Pens will be moving. This can only bode well for Pittsburgh fans.
     
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    He just jinxed you canadians that want more teams lol.
     

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