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12-01-2012, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by CREW99AW View Post
The NY press says the NJ Devils made $26m with their playoff tix sales, during their 2011-2012 playoff run. That shows how a strong postseason can boost a team's revenue.
The problem is only 2 teams can make that far a playoff run in any given year. What happens when they're out the first round or don't even make the playoffs? Teams must be able to make a profit from regular season alone - or they're going to be unprofitable for many years.

Phoenix was last in the nhl in attendance, during the regular season in 2011-2012.
Their strong playoff run should have been used to help build attendance. They have a young, talented team and a very good gm. There is no reason to think with the ownership issue settled and a young playoff team, that Phoenix can't build their base, increase their regular season tix sales.
We've already seen that they can't make it work in Phoenix. All the evidence has pointed to this even when they had a good team. If there was a good chance this team would be profitable then there'd be investors lined up to buy the team and keep them in Glendale. Yet, we're here 3 years later and it's taking a massive subsidy for them to stay put. To think the Coyotes will be profitable when half the teams who have much better circumstances aren't is delusional.

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