Gomez trade in the works? LEGIT SOURCES ONLY (Part II)
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06-30-2011, 03:19 PM
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Fredericton, NB
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I couldn't agree more.
The habs no1 goal is to make money not win a Cup. They prefered going the safe way, making sure to get to the playoffs instead of trying for the home run.
But I must say, right now, it's the worst I felt in terms of future hopes in the last 5-7 years.
The best way for an NHL team with a huge market like MTL to make the most money is to win the cup. Every game in the playoffs is money in the owners pocket (assuming they at least break even on the season) as they don't have to pay the players in the post season. How much do the gate receipts/beer/snack sales add up to each game? I would have to say at least 2 million bucks a game in MTL. Think of how much more money they would make by winning the cup! With my made up number, at least 16 million goes into the Molsons coffers if the Habs swept every play off round and if ticket prices stayed the same each game (which we know doesn't happen). In addition to all that loot, think of all the swag they can sell with the 50 different 'Stanley Cup Winning Canadiens' designs. Winning the cup probably ups how much advertising they can sell as well by either increasing ads or increasing prices, after all, everyone wants to be associated with a championship team. The $$$ the Canadiens winning the cup would generate would be enormous!
If the Canadiens only cared about making money they would not even spend to the cap limit every year, let alone attempt to make the playoffs.
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