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10-09-2003, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by
Ironchef Chris Wok
The Oilers need the playoff revenue. Trust me.
Disagreed. With or without playoff revenue, the Oilers are solid financially this season:
-strong Canadian dollar. (wasn't the figure something like every cent over .70 US saves the Oilers $400,000? As of right now that'd be $2 million savings vs last season.)
-solid season ticket base (I haven't been keeping track lately, but last I heard, 15,000 was within reach?)
-new affiliate agreement has Roadrunners' owner Lyle Abraham covering all of the Oilers' AHL costs, which should save the team roughly $2 million.
-the Heritage Classic (unless forced indoors by weather) will produce substantially more revenue than an average home game.
-Comrie's goofy contract is off the books!
With or without playoff revenue, the Oilers are just fine.
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