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09-21-2012, 07:43 PM
Buck Aki Berg
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Originally Posted by EdTheSabresFan View Post
Very surprised to see that the team folded due to a lack of fans. You would think that with the way Ottawa clamoured for the return of an NHL franchise in the late 80s that any kind of professional hockey team would have had people out in droves to see them.
Bear in mind that I was born in 1981, so I'm very much talking out my arse on this one, but remember that Ottawa, being four hours from Toronto and two from Montreal, has always had legions of Leafs and Habs fans. The Sens have always struggled to pull fans away from these two teams. and I can imagine it to be that much harder when it's a rival league (and likely to be a league perceived to be inferior to the NHL).

Feel free to correct me if I'm off-base, but I can't imagine there being a great incentive for people to drop their NHL allegiences and see this WHA team..

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