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11-02-2012, 12:56 PM
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True Blue
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Originally Posted by GordonGecko View Post
The fans will come back, they always do. We're suckers for punishment
Fair, but I think that this one is different. I think that there will be damage done to the hard core fanbase. One that a lost season will not bring back.

I also think that there will be permanent revenue lost. If you are HBO, why would you offer a 24/7 again? I also think that teh Winter Classic will permanently loose sponsors. Between that and lost fans, I think that the owners will be hurting for the duration of their ownership. In other words, I doubt that a $3 billion revenue stream will be hit again.

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