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10-07-2012, 12:15 PM
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Lux Aurumque*
 
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Originally Posted by Top 6 Spaling View Post
You're lucky this guy pulled up the stats first. I would not have been as polite as he was. Please research a little before saying a team is a "failing franchise". We had our rough days, but not anymore.
Again, where's all this profit? Attendance numbers mean zilch without a profit to show for it.

Every Canadian team (With the exception of Ottawa) has sold out every single game since the last lockout. Can you say that for any American team? Maybe the Rangers, but that's a big NO for every other team. You can't use pre-lockout numbers to justify anything today. All pre-2005 numbers are irrelevent at this point in time. League economics have drastically changed since then. The fact is, a team in Sunrise, a team in Phoenix, a team in Nashville and a team in Columbus are draining millions of dollars every year. They aren't turning a profit. Quebec, Saskatoon and Hamilton would turn easy profits, complete with a minimum of 41 sellouts every year and millions upon millions of dollars in merchandise sales. This would happen instantly, and increase HHR by an incredible amount of money. Everybody wins.

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