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09-16-2012, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by jfb392 View Post
Pegula didn't buy the arena, some local Elmira guy did.

Like I said last year when others suggested it, owning an ECHL team is not a smart business decision for Pegula.
The ECHL is for small-time businessmen that want to flaunt their money.
There's no profit to be made and the long-term benefits are negligible since it's still not much of a development league.
Some teams own their ECHL affiliates (Carolina and LA), but others have gotten out of the business in recent years (NJ last year).
I don't believe Carolina still has an ECHL affiliate. The Checkers moved to AHL. I may be wrong though...

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