I think it's more the idemdefication fee. If someone was willing to pay what buffalo and toronto wanted, there would have been a team here a long time ago.
With Rogers and bell owning mlse, probably the best time to get a team here, more content.
I've always thought a creative solution could work, instead of idemdefication, pay buffalo and MLSE say, 2% of profit from the Hamilton team for 30 years. That would have to be an attractive offer.
I've stopped giving mlse my money for the very fact they've blocked Hamilton. If onlythe rest of southern Ontario could figure they out.
Funny timing, word has surfaced that the Palettas of Burlington have been in talks with the NHL. At the same time, Carmen's group has partnered with oak view group to tryand getthe copps management contract. Seems like somethingis afoot, though who knows what the odds are.