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11-19-2012, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by aqib View Post
You and I are agreeing. when the league bent over backwards for the Oilers (and had they done so for the original Jets) that would be justified because those cities had fan bases that had supported the teams. Phoenix? No
As has been said and proven many times over, the Jets had the lowest ticket prices at the time and the lowest attendance. They didn't support their team at that time. Sure, they had lots of fans but they weren't going to the games. They had a last minute rally with 8000 fans but it was too late. Nobody (government or otherwise) wanted to pay to keep the team there. It wasn't just the NHL not wanting to bend over backwards, it was that there was nobody to negotiate with to keep them there. Winnipeg basically said NOPE.

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