Thread: Salary Cap: $64.3M Upper Limit for '11-'12
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05-31-2011, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by eco's bones View Post
If this happens it will be the second time that Atlanta has lost an NHL franchise. Who would think that they'd get a third chance? It's a major city where the game hasn't taken.

And if I'm remembering right--Winnipeg didn't lose the Jets to Phoenix because of lack of fan support. They lost it because of arena issues. Now that they have a new arena--with luxury boxes etal. and with the strengthened Canadian dollar and with a strong fan base they should have no problems for the forseeable future being able to support an NHL team.
Actually the arena issue in Winnipeg PLUS the lack of fan support cost them the team. Attendance numbers not much different than Phoenix. Well documented out here.

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