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11-02-2012, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by OlTimeHockey View Post
Wang lost $4M on a lousy team. This says a lot about NYI fans. You give us something to pay for worth paying for and we're happy to see it.

The loss jumped to $8M last year. It might break even is Snow gets talent one season. If we made the postseason we'd be ahead. Now....

Do we take the money and invest in league normal operations and lose a little? I HOPE SO! We'd have a better shot at competing. But Wang won't hire a Team President or better scouting or ops if he can get by on what we're using now. So be it. Tavares and Moulson and two gem goalies and Hamonic will carry Strome and Reinhart and so on into better hockey and this hopefully works. Maybe in 2015 we sign a top notch winger and have Boyes on line 2 with Strome and Bailey on wings. Maybe we can sign a top defender to bring Reinhart in? This means better hockey....

Which means people will pay.

Which means in my opinion Wang will want to spend on staff to get revenue sharing. Like the grown up teams do.

Now will Brooklyn sell after the new building smell wears off? Will fans go to 7:00 games (Wang orders - for the kiddies) from Patchogue after work? From East Meadow? From Rocky Point? You BETTER make the team worth the transfers!

And not for one or two years a la 2001.....but for the long run, because we're not just trying to KEEP NYI fans but GROW NEW ONES WITHING NYR TERRITORY!!!!!

That only works when a long term enjoyable success takes place, and NYR family kids don NYI jerseys and hats amid scorn from the barbaric hordes of NYR locals.

So invest and invest heavily!
Wang wouldn't have signed the Brooklyn agreement if he believed he was making less than Nassau. Also Wang wants to sell the team after a few years in Brooklyn likely to either Ratner or Prokhorov.

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