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09-18-2012, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Sorry, but Winnipeg is a small market team that is only once again viable because of the Canadian dollar and the fact that the team got a public investment of their own by requesting 5 years of season tickets paid in advance.
The viability of Winnipeg has more to do with more than just what you mention. The growing economy of the city, the stronger corporate support, the increase in financial wealth for the average citizen, and I could go on and on. Thanks for the backhanded compliment, slam, whatever you want to call it, but we are an extremely strong "small market", much like Edmonton is. So as much as you think we may not survive, we have an NHL calibre arena that has put us back on the map, a wealthy and intelligent ownership group who is building the foundation for successful businessplan for the franchise to permanently keep us back in the league. Whereas Edmonton has a rich extortionist holding the city and it's taxpayers hostage for as much money as he can, which may indeed cause the Oil to be relocated.

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