Around The NHL - Brian Burke fired
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10-24-2012, 11:39 AM
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I get that... but from what I read, the majority of the current fans that actually show for the games live in that general area... and are now being screwed over. Me personally, I'd continue to watch on TV... but I'm not taking an hour long train ride each direction to see a team that left me. I'm sure some of those fans will make the ride... but unless they're a playoff team come 2015, who is going to be their core fans? I'm not sold on the idea that the Brooklyn neighborhood is just going to all of a sudden start supporting a team, when they've already had access to teams that are pretty close. Also, it's not like Jay Z has an ownership stake in this team so that marketability doesn't apply to try and draw fans.
I'm with you. I am pretty sure most people in the New York region that don't live in Long Island or Brooklyn are/will be Rangers fans.
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