I'm all for expanding to help improve the quality of hockey in the NHL. Over recent years I have become very disappointed with the NHL in their attepts to make the league "better". The quality of hockey for a majority of the time compared to the KHL and Junior CHL is very very poor. If the league continue's to destroy themselves I'll have no choice but to stop being a fan also, my Father and some close friends have already stopped watching their beloved NHL. Its sad to see however the officals are a huge reason why as well. I can't stand seeing players e.i. Moreau fight because of a clean hit. Im all for players fighting for eachother and sticking up for their team, but no matter how you look at it, hitting is a part of the game and it is one true art of the game. If dirty hits happen then by all means that player needs to be taught a lesson by their own peers. However, if a clean hit occurs it should be part of the game, you exchange a few words, grab the players number and try to hit him back cleanly ofcourse. Whats the point of fighting and getting injured because your teammate got hit cleanly by someone, I know it pisses you off to see it but control your emotions and take his number. And why is hitting so bad now these days? It was such a great part of our game and now your lucky to see one decent hit a month. They are turning our league into a bunch of sissy little baby's who don't want to get hit. And for a Canadian I have never been so ashamed then to watch that little scared shell of a captain called Crosby, I can't stand this kids attitude and it makes it even worse when he's added to the list of Captains in the league, how does a whiney baby like this become a Captain to the likes of Jason Smith, Jarome Iginla, and Thornton etc. Ovechkin is such a better all round player than this kid and I feel sorry for Crosby that he's been the center of attention from the Canadian media over the last few years. Basically expanding is the least of "our" worries because our league is just taking a steap dive. For the amount of talent in the league it sucks to see. Its time we bring back a good quality hockey game and screw Bettman and all his new age idea's. And for any ref's that are reading, stop with the Nazi style officiating, let them play for once!!