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11-30-2011, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by MAROONSRoad View Post
You really think Atlanta is more 'valuable' to the NHL than 2/3rds of the current cities in the league, let alone Western Canada, Ottawa and Montreal combined -- delusional.
Twisting my words?. A "successful" franchise in Atlanta would easily be worth what the Rangers are worth on Forbes List. In fact, more so, as Atlanta comes with considerably heavier weight classes in the corporate & media sectors. "No takers" in Atlanta was a set-up. A con-job. Do we need to re-visit?. If not for ASG's intransigence you'd be wondering about Shane Doan's retirement instead of Dustin Byfuglien's next move, who apparently wants out of town. I didnt say a healthy team in Atlanta was worth the Habs et al combined. I said & say a team in Atlanta is critical to the league & if run properly would be a a top 5 revenue generator, something Winnipeg will never be.

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