Contraction a necessary evil for survival of NHL says economist
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12-03-2012, 02:03 PM
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If New York and Los Angeles were huge hockey markets (the're not even if those teams do win) then Toronto would be eating their dust. As a Pittsburgh Penguin fan I know the Pens average more TV households per local broadcast than either the Rangers or Kings. This tells you how much work the NHL needs to do in the U.S. to make serious inroads financially.
NY is but LA is not. They might be one day but those " potential" fans never seem to buy tickets and if california annexed mexico it still wouldn't be a better marker than toronto. You don't have to imagine what toronto would do if they were a huge market, they already are a huge market.
I'm not sure what you mean by how much inroads they need to make. I would think they should focus their efforts on the ones that are currently bordering on unsustainable.
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