Last I checked, the Canadian dollar was at 82 cents US. At the time of the Quebec/Winnipeg franchises moving, it was in the 60s. Of course, the rising dollar is the best thing to happen to the Edmonton and Calgary franchises in a long time. They might be able to afford to keep some of their star talent now. Not to mention Vancouver and Ottawa being able to stay competitive for years to come. Will the prosperity of the Canadian dollar have any impact on the post-CBA economic NHL landscape, beyond Canadian teams being more involved in the free agent market?