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10-07-2012, 01:04 PM
Lux Aurumque*
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^ Your poor attempt at putting down the Canadian franchises is entirely invalid. The Canadian dollar was worth 50 cents US fifteen years ago. That will NEVER happen again. Today, the Canadian franchises are the only reason the NHL is a viable business. You could put a team in Yellowknife and it would sell out every night, plus turn a profit. Can't even say that for most major cities in the US.

Originally Posted by Top 6 Spaling View Post
Yes. As proven by our inability to match the Weber offer sheet, we clearly are a "failing franchise."

Anyways, as others have said, the idea is growing the game. Short term pain, long term gain. I wouldn't be too happy if I was a big market team, but I think they understand (grudgingly).
Remind me again of all this profit the Preds are making

They signed Weber to the offer sheet because they had no other choice. The team wouldn't even be semi-competitive without him, and even fewer people would go to games.

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