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11-16-2012, 12:31 PM
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indigobuffalo
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Originally Posted by Whydidijoin View Post
Common misconception.

We have a high payroll, one of the biggest management teams, and offer all of the perks that a rich team can.

Playoff Revenue alone makes any so-called "complacency" a bad business approach. Add in increased merchandise sales, ticket price increases, and a Stanley Cup-sized increase in franchise value that go along with it, you better believe they do everything they can to win.

If they really wanted to make more money, they wouldn't sacrifice the team. They would just charge the fans more money.
Agreed. This is bang on.

The only time I would ever agree with someone saying they were sick of supporting the Leafs and that they ought to sell their tickets to "send a message" to ownership, would be if I thought I might convince that schmuck to sell me his season-ticket rights.

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