You have never seen the movie?For those of you wanting a quick idea of the problems, Westie did a decent inteview with Rich Hammond. Worth a read.
Westgarth discusses lockout, negotiations « LA Kings Insider
As far as the teams that have been added to the NHL since 1990 I think some have them have been nothing short of a disaster. Below is a list of the teams added to the league since 1990 and their attendence rank from last year. I am including in this teams that have relocated during that time.
13. Tampa Bay
18. San Jose
Overall 11 markets (35%) have recieved NHL teams since 1990. 7 of those teams rank in the bottom 10 in attendence. To me that is a sign that the league expanded much too quickly and into markets that were not ready for NHL teams. I'm not sure however how much contraction or relocation would help things. It's more of a deal where half these clubs should have never been added in the first place. I love the Kings but it still to this day confuses me where the idea that Southern California had enough hockey fans to warrant a second team came from.