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01-23-2012, 07:53 PM
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AntonCH
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Here's a look back.
At the time the Habs had a rink with 18,000 or so seats
(a rink i loved btw)
They did however, have to contend with high taxes and a very weak dollar.
So they built their new home in hopes of leveling the playing field, or at least try to.
they now have 2 rows of luxury suites and the desjardins level in between. The red section grew whereas the white and blue sections shrank(at least in proportion).
Add to that the fact that it would have been very difficult and costly to shoehorn in added seats to a limited and space deprived structure - it made perfect sense to move. It made dollars and cents

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