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02-13-2005, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Skittles.TML
So while in the 02 draft Philly (a team that has made this league better and hasnt been a money loser) had the 4th overall draft, and then having some new guys (fla, columbus, atl) pick ahead of them.. Making their choices that much less. I'd say it'd be fairer for Philly to have a bouwmeester instead of having to settle with pitkanen (hes not horrible though) and then lose some more money during this lockout 'cause they couldnt do good with the players that they drafted. Sounds like we really don't need these wastefull teams.
... Columbus has been one of the handful of teams to actually make a profit over each of the last 4 seasons (their first 4 in the league), due to excellent success at the gate combined with an expansion team-sized payroll.

Argue that Columbus has been a drag on the league because they haven't iced a winning product yet (typical of most expansion franchises in most major sports) if you must, but please don't be an idiot and toss Columbus into the fray as one of the teams putting a financial strain on the league.

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