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10-07-2012, 02:40 PM
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Angelus
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Originally Posted by Mayor Bee View Post
Edmonton was under 80% for three years
.....almost twenty years ago and now sell out every game for a team that drafted 1st overall for consecutive years.

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and was saved by the NHL setting aside its own ownership rules to prevent a move to Houston.
Is there a source for this? I keep seeing this repeated here like it's gospel but nobody has been able to provide a valid source when I ask for proof that the NHL "set aside its ownership rules".

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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.
How much subsidy did these teams receive and how is it comparable to teams who lose millions of dollars a season?

The EIG mostly broke even but did manage a profit a few times during their penny-pinching tenure so the comparison of the Canadian Assistance Plan to todays struggling hockey markets is kinda irrelevant.

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