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08-21-2012, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by JKP View Post
You have to put a winning product on the ice. OTH and I may not agree on much, but you have to win to ***** in seats unless you're in Toronto. 20+ years of mostly losing tries the patience of paying customers.

If you win, with a new building to cash in the extra bodies, Nassau works. If you in and own the team in Brooklyn, it works. Losing in either place won't work. Renting in Brooklyn doesn't work. Paying out of pocket to renovate the Coli doesn't work.
Paying out of pocket if you run the team like Mike Ilitch works. He owns the whole area, now.

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