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05-23-2009, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
That was the argument at the time, I remain skeptical of it. I'm not sure anyone can really check into this claim without getting into the nitty gritty of the books over at Comcast. I'm just not sure that there is any chance a NHL team selling out 41 games + playoffs on a regular basis, receiving ALL TV ad revenue, and with other affiliated revenue sources such as the SkateZones is actually losing any cash on the enterprise.

That all seems rich. This isn't a team lacking in a fanbase or merchandise sales. Possibly true, and certainly what was said at the time, but I think it's very fishy.
For a hockey team, they were not short of income, but they also consistently had one of the highest payrolls in the NHL. Though, like you said, they kept the numbers pretty close to their chest for a while there.

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