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05-22-2011, 05:01 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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That's the most asinine thing I've heard in a while. Dallas is staying. They had ownership issues right now but they are fine. They've been fine.
Should we then move the Avalanche and the Devils as they've been low on attendance? Especially the Devils since they never can sell out their arena and they just got a new one...
I appreciate your optimism, but they missed the playoffs this season, and given the state of the Western Conference, that is a distinct possibility next season as well. Their system doesn't really have blue chip talent to provide hope of a quick turnaround, and there is a good chance they lose their leading scorer for nothing.
Almost 1 in 5 tickets went unsold last season. Why should i believe that will turn around? It's not like hockey's roots run deep in Dallas. Ownership problems are a serious problem, not an excuse for low attendance.
I don't have a crystal ball, but I'm just saying ....
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