Ok if you think the Expos will work answer these questions for me to help me understand.
1. Where does the 500 million dollars come from to pay for the stadium?
2. Can Quebec afford both a new stadium for the new Expos plus a 400M dollar arena for the Nordiques?
3.If not is it worth sacrificing the Nordiques in favor of the Expos?
4. Who is the team that is coming? 28 of the 30 are locked in and happy. Tampa has a lease until 2027 they can't get out of. Lew Wolf the Oakland A's owner says he's not moving. The commissioner has said many times no expansion since baseball is out of markets. So which team is moving to Montreal?
5.Do you really think there will ever be a salary cap in baseball given the powerful players union?
6. Is it morally right to spend half a billion in tax payer money for a team only a few Canadian nationalist want?
1. I am not saying it will happen or that it is likely to happen but it could happen and I think it is Go Jets Go for people to rain on the parade especially when so many people would say it could never happen for Winnipeg. The money would have to come the same way the MTS Centre was built, part private and part public. Not saying it is likely but you never know (perhaps Quebecor wants something to put on an all sports French channel in the summer and baseball would be good).
2. Perhaps the arena in QC gets built in the next few years and the baseball park gets built in 10 years. The population base in Quebec is quite large, you never know.
3. See #2 above. (personally I would rather see Quebec get back a MLB team as they already have an NHL team).
4. Owners say they are not moving all the time. Altanta's owner didn't say there was a threat of moving until less than a year prior to moving. Regarding the lease, the Coyotes had a long term lease but it was voided in bankruptcy. Do you not think that could happen in baseball? Of course it could.
5. I wish there would be a salary cap but like you I don't think it will happen. Correct me if I am wrong but wasn't this site created before the NHL had a salary cap? In any event a site like this would be great for those who wish the Expos would come back. Further to the economics though I do think that revenue sharing in MLB will increase further or alternatively I think in 10 to 20 years there will be way more playoff teams than there is now (to give hope to low payroll teams).
6. Whether it is morally right or not doesn't really matter. If the government decides to help fund a building then vote them out.
Again I doubt it will happen but before the government helped TNSE build the MTSC and before the NHL adopted a salary cap it didn't look like the NHL would come back here either.
i will take a crack at his points 1. Just like this campaign they need a owner. the owner will have to look to the city to help build the diamond. and rumours are that they have someone interested www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/22297882/30938229 now a days its smart for the owners to own the diamond. so for this to work the owner would need to hand over a chunk of change to control the stadium 2. Can the city afford both new stadiums? well who said it has to be built now, 3 years from now or even 10 years. 3. bad point see allthisgold 4. see allthisgold. plus we saw the yotes get out of there lease 5. salary cap may be a dream but there is other things mlb can do to make baseball more fair and funner to watch. they need to change there drafting setup. currently players can demand any amount of money to sign with a team. if they dont sign they are back in the draft the next year. making only the rich teams signing the best prospects. they need to adapt nhls style of drafting. this might get changed soon. another one is allowing more teams in the playoffs which is also being addressed. 6. see allthisgold
Post by Comrade Fox on Aug 8, 2011 18:15:41 GMT -5
I honestly refuse to call the Nationals the Nationals and admit their existence. Everyone knows they are the Montreal Expos, masked as a third try in the US Capital, and soon you may have to insert "failed" in there.
Loved the Expos if that strike never happened they would have had a shot at the World Series probably got a new ballpark and stayed in Montreal, instead the strike turned off a lot of expos fans, would be great to see a team back in a new park
I agree with this statement!
Ideal Division for the Wild and Jets:
Assuming 6 divisions remains - the future Central Division: Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues.
If the NHL returns to 4 Divisions (thanks Ducky75 for your Midwest division idea): Minnesota Wild, Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs
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