Around the NHL (Part XXXIX): (1/9: Leafs fire Brian Burke as GM; Dave Nonis steps in)
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10-25-2012, 12:31 PM
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Well, to be fair, I don't think the Debbies' move to Newark was entirely about more access to Manhattan.
Where they were in E. Rutherford, they were highly inaccessible even to the people in North Jersey.
Now that they are playing in a transit hub like Newark, it's still better than the situation they left behind because they are more visible to more economic opportunity in NJ's largest city.
To be honest, the Debbies do really well for an NHL team in a city whose population is only appromixately 1/4 White.
I'm sorry, but when you can walk up to a window for a game 7 in a playoff series or a Stanley Cup game and BUY A TICKET, you are not doing well.
And for the record, he was talking about when the Devils first moved to the area in the 80's.
The thought and expectation was that in 20 years, they would have this HUGE fan base.
When you cannot sellout PO and SCF games, you do NOT have a massive fan base.
Its not possible.
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