Bill Daly's comment on the Atlanta Thrashers
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11-28-2010, 09:11 AM
Join Date: Nov 2002
Yes, the Braves didn't sell out one of the biggest stadiums for baseball. Only the NY and maybe BOS markets could sell out that monstrosity on a regular basis. After so many years of playoff appearances
, the team became boring!
Daly is right that the team would draw better if they were in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Still, the team has drawn just fine when it has been winning. Right now, they lost 60% of the STHs from a fan boycott three years ago.
This is because of ownership incompetence, NOT because of the market.
Bring in real owners that like hockey (the current guys are all basketball guys) and the team will thrive.
I will admit I'm a little nervous from these comments, but I does sound like he was just playing lip service to the Winnipeg media. I think the league would like to return to Winnipeg, but it should be through expansion.
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