Evidently the NHL is in good shape despite the current economic downturn. Not only are fewer franchises losing money this season than expected, not only is the league not needing to contract any franchises, but it’s even entertaining thoughts of expansion, so says commissioner Gary Bettman.
“We want to put a team on the moon by 2010”, brags Bettman. “Think about it. We won’t have to share viewership with the other leagues. Space is cold, which works for quality ice. And think of all the cool team nickname possibilities.”
What about travel, one reporter asked Bettman? Said the Commish, “I think that’s an issue, sure, but a workable one.”
I’m still trying to figure out which division a lunar franchise would play in.