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11-14-2012, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by sandysan View Post
So just to be clear, when atlanta walked away from the thrashers that was an ownership issue but when the yotes went through bankruptcy, got bought by the NHL who kicked the tires on at least three different ownership groups and still could not find a suitor, then we cant pull the plug on the yotes because it would be bad PR ? The yotes dont have an owner now and havent for years, although i'm told that the jamison deal is going to close in a couple of weeks.

Its not surprising to me that bad markets attract bad owners. it seems to me that your argument that if you undergo rapid expansion and grant entrance into a bunch of non traditional markets that the league must throw good money after bad because admitting what everyone knows ( expansion too fast into iffy markets) and they must keep throwing money at this bottomless pit because the league cant come out and say they made a mistake.
Jamison does not equal bad owner. He isn't an owner per se, more a sports team exec who fronts for money people. Beyond that, Jamison has proven his worth in SJ, an acknowledged successful market. He grew an arena book to over 200 events from zero without a dual major (NBA/NHL) presence. Not many arena managers can say that. From the arena usage in Glendale, it seems that he is exactly what the Yotes need.

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