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05-15-2012, 08:32 PM
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Awe thanks Law, you sure now how to make a poster feel good

I see your point though, I took what you said as something completely different. I do see what you mean though by it being a bad business decision. But in the end wasn't the Islanders pretty much just put in there to stop the WHA from putting a franchise in?
Yeah, the NHL had a knee-jerk reaction to the WHA getting ready to set-up shop.

I can't completely nail the NHL to wall for the decision. If I'm not mistaken, aside from thwarting the WHA, I believe there was still the Robert Moses-esque vision of suburbia supplanting the city lifestyle. And at the time, the economics of the NHL were vastly different as players still had little leverage and salaries were kept low.

Perhaps some ebb and flow to that first one, but the second reality isn't going anywhere so teams have to look at ways to maximize revenues in order to fund legitimate, big-time operations.

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I do look forward to potentially going to Teachers Federal Credit Union Arena in Heartland one day(hopefully).
I'm hoping for the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Center or 1-800-Flowers Arena.

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