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08-18-2012, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by JKP View Post
My point is that the larger affluent suburban population of NYC and the number of businesses in LI and NYC area by far dwarf Saskatoon and QC.

With a new/reno building and a decent team, the Isles can certainly be successful there, esp. with the ~$30M cable deal, which will be at least 10x bigger than whatever local cable deal is available in those two centres.
Population/income size means nothing if people aren't interested as LI has shown the last 30 years. Maybe in Brooklyn/Queens it would be different but not LI proper and their lack of fan/corporate support. Maybe Quebec gets revenue sharing? Maybe QC has less expenses than LI. They left Winnipeg and went back. QC is not impossible.

You can't just say with a new/reno building and a decent team, the Isles can certainly be successful. Prove it. Give numbers, facts and examples like the article did. Back it up otherwise it's just wishfull thinking. Can't get decent without revenue.

The cable deal means nothing if expenses are higher than revenues as they've been forever. Even with the TV deal NYI is last in revenue. A new arena with no corporate support won't change that much.

A renovated arena only on LI solves NOTHING. NYI are the KC Royals/Pitt Pirates of hockey. They’d still suck with a renovated/new arena only because they’re small market. The money just isn’t there and the revenue streams wouldn’t be enough to matter due to lack of corporate support and below value returns on luxury boxes, club seating etc. The suburban model DOES NOT work. (Look at the teams that had to leave the suburbs- Caps, Lakers, Cavs, Kings)

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