Are Fans of Big Market Teams Annoyed At the Money-Losing Teams?
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10-07-2012, 12:09 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
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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.
I fail to see what that has to do with attendance. Calgary went 8 years without hitting 90% in attendance. Edmonton was under 80% for three years, and was saved by the NHL setting aside its own ownership rules to prevent a move to Houston.
In addition, the Canadian Assistance Plan subsidized the difference between the two currencies, and kept those two teams (plus Ottawa and Vancouver) at least kicking for a few more years.
If you'd like, I can go after Chicago and Pittsburgh next...might as well be an equal-opportunity assailant.
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