Hockey: Expect the Unexpected

Somebody with an adding machine has come up with the fascinating fact that there now are exactly 102 major-league professional sports teams in the U.S. The boom in pro sports may be great stuff for the ticket printers, pennant makers and hot-dog vendors, but it is pretty baffling to most ordinary people. Just who are the Anaheim Amigos and the Seattle Supersonics?* And what are the Los Angeles Kings doing on top of the National Hockey League?

In no other sport has expansion caused such confusion as it has in hockey. Last year there...

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