Scenario: Jim Balsillie purchased the Pittsburgh Penguins out of bankruptcy in December '99 and operated the team in Pittsburgh until the Mellon Arena lease expiry in June '08. Having fulfilled his 7 year non-relocate agreement, and not having a valid lease for his team to continue play, he applied for relocation to Hamilton. It was approved but with $175m in relocation/imdemnification fees to the NHL and the Maple Leafs. Question: Once Balsillie left Pittsburgh, would the NHL automatically own the rights to the Pittsburgh market again ? Or would Balsillie still have a claim to any expansion fees/relocation fees there ?