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10-29-2011, 11:43 AM
Gump Hasek
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Originally Posted by OthmarAmmann View Post
the NHL had more flexibility with their financing from the TNSE relocation fee.
The only person to my knowledge that has in the past speculated in print that the relocation fee would/could be applied to ease the Coyote franchise purchase price was Mike Sunnucks of the Phoenix Business Journal; a perusal of his past screed suggests he does not exactly have NHL BOG level contacts.

It does not compute, it does not follow, it defines the term non sequitur. Why would individual teams (many of them financially squeezed themselves mind you and having already contributed financially to carrying the franchise in Phoenix) continue to throw good money after bad, especially after having been made aware of the potential revenue contributions available elsewhere? TNSE/Winnipeg have clearly demonstrated to the league that the grass is indeed greener elsewhere.

Yet the whole "TNSE relocation fee can be applied to ease the burden in Phoenix" fantasy has become a part of the regular narrative here. Why? It makes no sense.

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