Are Fans of Big Market Teams Annoyed At the Money-Losing Teams?
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10-07-2012, 02:17 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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Only four of the seven Canadian franchises were top-10 in total revenue last season (Calgary barely making 10th place). Winnipeg was 3rd last in the NHL in total revenue last season, only Phoenix and the Islanders had less. Even New Jersey, a team gushing in +150M of debt, is breaking even or maybe even making a slight profit from hockey operations.
I can't remember if this was among all 30 teams or just the Canadian teams but Winnipeg did rank #1 in terms of merchandise sold and it makes sense since their fans would want to purchase jerseys, hats, shirts and etc. So based on that fact alone there is no way Winnipeg could rank 3rd last in total revenue.
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