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11-29-2012, 12:07 AM
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Are you really trying to blame the great depression for Montreals problems yet it didn't effect any of the other original 6?
Huh? The Great Depression affected every single team in the league. Unemployment in Canada was hovering at
and the national GDP had dropped by
. Nearly half of the league folded during this time period and attendance was down significantly across the board. Montreal was twice almost moved or folded, Detroit found itself in bankruptcy, and the other teams were backed by very wealthy businessmen who could afford to take annual losses (Norris, Bickell, and Adams). It is simply ridiculous to compare that time to today, no matter how you put it.
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