The last two expansion teams have spread the talent too thin.
It is starting to show up at the Memorial Cup. When Robison & co. caved in to those pirates that bought TC and tried to move them, then extorted an expansion team (Chilliwack/Victoria) from the league things started down this road. Add ownership greed when Edmonton threw a bunch of money at them for their team and here we are. Too bad because the WHL used to be a force in the CHL.