THN: Brampton Battalion relocation proves Toronto isn't a hockey town
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11-09-2012, 08:42 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
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Well, what if you thought about it this way. 8% of the Canadian population lives in Toronto proper, over 18% in the GTA. Theoretically, if hockey love was "uniformly ubiquitous" (don't think that's quite redundant) across Canada, Toronto/GTA "should" be able to support between 8-18% of ALL Canadian hockey from the NHL level down to the OHL/Major Jr. Seems to me that 18 teams total between those leagues is "under-representation", statistically/proportionally speaking, although barely depending on the level. 8-18% of 7 Canadian NHL teams is still basically just 1 team, for example.
75% support in such a large, diverse, international city with very fluid population movement/migration is actually pretty good, imo.
I meant that of all the NHL fans in Toronto 75% are leaf fans and the othe 25% is a mix
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