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09-27-2012, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by etr102 View Post
I think a lot of the problem is that they play in the shadow of the Red Wings and a lot of Metro Detroiters don't even know that the Whalers exist. Hopefully with the NHL lockout, more people discover how great OHL hockey is.
It's not just the Wings that the team has to compete with. The area is home to teams in all four major professional team sports, as well as two major colleges. In the autumn, if Michigan, Michigan State and the Lions are all at home, there are a quarter of a million fans attending those three football games alone.

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