Jim Kelley weighs in on the rise of Canadian teams.
According to Kelley, there’s a reason five of the six Canadian teams are going to the playoffs, with Edmonton, the sixth, a definite maybe (although not after last night’s loss to the Blues).
The rise in value of the Canadian dollar.
Obviously there are other factors, too. But the gist of Kelley’s place is that Canada is still a viable hockey market.
So much so, that maybe all the teams that went south to the States will one day return to Canada.
As long as they keep a team in New York (perhaps the Queens Coyotes?), I’ll be pretty happy to see Canada reclaim some of their teams from the sunbelt.