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Blues resign Keith Tkachuk- 1 year, 2.15 mil
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06-20-2009, 03:29 AM
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Join Date: Apr 2007
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that link is too the 07-08 numbers not the 08-09 numbers, and the blues made alot more money this past season than the 2 years ago. Also the blues ticket prices are one of the lowest in the league but they will most likely jump up for next season. ANd if you read what the actricle basis there numbers they cant be accurate, bc i dont think checketts charges himself for the blues to play at scottrate center and the first column is based only on the arena deal, and the article doesnt say where it got any of the base numbers from so theres no way to know how accurate it is.
Maybe this financial analyst is using these same dated numbers in his recently publicized study (see TSN link below). How else can you explain a decades old franchise not being viable.
The Coyotes rank
29th out of 30 NHL teams - ahead of only the St. Louis Blues - in market viability
, according to Tri-Delta Financial CEO Ted Rechtschaffen. His firm represents an American trying to sell his minority stake in a U.S.-based NHL club (not Phoenix though). Pulling together five years' worth of data from ESPN,
, the U.S. Census Bureau and the sports teams marketing bureau, Rechtschaffen concluded the keys for an NHL club's survival are location and gate revenue.
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