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09-16-2004, 07:42 PM
Callng out the crap
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Originally Posted by Russian Fan
good seats to a Habs games 2000 - 75 bucks
good seats to a Habs games 2004 - 123 bucks

payroll of the Habs in 2000 = 44M$
payroll of the Habs in 2004 = 45M$

It's easy to blame the payroll & the players to the ticket price but I don't believe for 1 second that ticket price will lower in Montreal even with a 5M$ cap.

You will only get the owners richer & the fan will still be output to business man.

Weren't the Habs in financial trouble around 2000 (sold)? There was talking of the team moving (remote though it was), they were losing money, only one buyer when Molson sold them to American George Gillett. The fact they had to put up the prices by 66% to cover the same level of payroll suggests the financial pressure they were under.

A 2004 $45m payroll is lower than a 2000 $44m payroll based on player inflation inflation. The fans are forking out 66% more money, and getting less.

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