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11-29-2012, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by worraps View Post
It would only be a charity if the benevolent billionaire decided to eat the losses (long-term) for you.

At a cost of $5-$15 a year in additional property taxes less the external benefit of injecting some life into the downtown? I doubt most Edmontonians share your view or at least they wouldn't share your view after living without an NHL team for a few years.

If I am wrong about that and people aren't willing to pay any additional taxes to keep the Oilers in Edmonton, we shouldn't have an NHL team.
Imaginary hypothetical losses?

The guy is making money with a last place team in an old building in a small market and no playoff revenue.

The only benevolence in this scenario is being put forth by the taxpayer.

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