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04-05-2011, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Whileee View Post
I don't see this at all. I think that there is a small segment of Winnipeggers that have been keeping the flame for the "return of the Jets", but based on all those in my circle, most people are just interested in an NHL team. I can't see anyone making a decision about season tickets or merchandise based on whether the team came from Phoenix or Atlanta, or was an expansion franchise. Anyway, that's the perspective of many of my friends and colleagues who would be in line for season tickets.
I don't disagree, but seeing as how the Thrashers owners would know that TNSE is able and willing to pay at least $170M for a team I can't see the savings being that much which would make the sentimental factor (and an easy marketing campaign) worth the relatively minor difference cost IMO, if there actually was one after the NHL got through with it all.

Plus, it seems as though whoever buys the Coyotes gets $25M that's in an escrow account as well

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