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05-20-2011, 02:03 AM
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IDK about this move, financially it makes sense for maybe the next decade but after that it hurts the NHL imo.

Leagues are leaning away from the gate driven leagues of the past and much of the money comes through TV contracts (NFL model). And as it stands adding a team in Winnipeg really doesn't add much value to the NHL as those people were going to watch HNIC and TSN regardless...Where as the growth of huge (compared to Winnipeg and most Canadian markets) media markets like ATL/PHO would push those numbers alot more.

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