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09-09-2011, 09:17 AM
Join Date: Sep 2009
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No, losing in the first round to San Jose is what didn't fill the barn when people were suggesting that the Preds could go deep. Losing Kariya that off season was the nail in the coffin. Having Kariya for 2 seasons, Forsberg for 17 games doesn't really qualify as spending big but having players on the down side of their careers. Last season the Preds were playing at 94% capacity. This means even if you sell out every game the ownership will not likely spend more. Bridgestone Arena holds 17,113 and you guys averaged 16,142. I think the fans are doing their part.
couple of things:
1) unless someone shows me otherwise, the 94% is not all paid, meaning you aren't using actual dollars generated to fund the team.
2) the Bridge holds more than 17,113 now. I don't know if they have an exact number released, but I know they added at least a hundred seats and maybe more if they do the SRO thing
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