Frankfurt Lions in financial trouble
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07-04-2010, 12:36 PM
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Who on the roster has NHL experience? Slaney is about it and he was new. Young and Gordon never sniffed NHL time. All were minor leaguers. They have also hunted down lower minor league talent like Hahn so to say that is what they need to do is a little bit tardy since they already have been doing that for awhile.
Not to split hairs but 4 Lions imports had NHL experience last year and 6 the year before that. Players like Hahn are plentiful and bargains if teams would just search for them. Ulmer is good but is he worth what is likely a salary between 125-200k? I'm guessing but that's an educated guess.
Frankfurt were 5th in league attendance with an average near 6000 per game. Either the arena lease agreement is out of line, the player budget is too high or there is money leaking somewhere. The team should be able to make it with that kind of attendance. Just some fiscal discipline and good management is required. That may be asking for too much?
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