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08-21-2012, 12:57 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.
This oversimplification of winning solving all is mind numbing. No team wins all the time. What happens during average or losing years? Then what? That's where steady revenue from corporate support etc and broader fan base takes over. That possibly happens in Brooklyn NOT nassau.

Unless you're in Toronto, Montreal, Philly, NYR and a few others you need additional revenue during down times. And revenue is more than fans in seats. It's corporate support, luxury box sales, club seating sales, media revenue etc. Again, you can't win without revenue in the first place as NYI have shown for 20 years.

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