Originally Posted by gyldenlove
Yes, clearly we need to get rid of guys like Malkin, Kovalchuk, Karlson, Lundquist, Rinne, the Sedin's, Datsyuk and Kopitar - they bring nothing to the league at all and just dilute the product. Lets get rid of Atlanta, they have had a team for far too long, we could move it to a real hockey market in Canada.
I'm not saying there aren't great Euro players because obviously there are. However, I think if the league got rid of some teams it would purge some of the Euro guys out (some Americans, some Canadians too) and keep the best. The expansion of the Euro players has coincided with the expansion of the NHL.