So Jim Balsillie wants to move the Phoenix Coyotes and commissioner Gary Bettman is trying his damnedest to stop that from happening. Solution? Make the Research in Motion head pay a $100 million relocation fee! Brilliant!
As Wysh wrote about on Tuesday, the NHL could ask Balsillie to pay that fee if he wants to uproot the Coyotes on top of his $212.5 million offer already on the table. (On top of another $100 million in indemnity fees that could be coming to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres if the Coyotes move to Hamilton, according to today's Toronto Star.)
That got me thinking. One hundred million is a lot of scratch and could really be put to good use to improve the NHL. Sadly, it doesn't involve adding Ice Girl squads to every team. (Commence "Leahy is a sexist pig" blogs...now!).
After the jump, we throw out some ideas for what Gary Bettman should put that money toward if Balsillie decides to pony up and stuff the NHL's coffers.
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