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12-08-2012, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by atomic View Post
no markets like winnipeg will not bring a big tv contract. Don't they have canadian hockey night or something in canada? If it is popular why doesn't it contribute masses of sums of money to the nhl? because no one lives in canada.

how hard is that to understand. you have no population. we have states with more people than your country. you have 3 real cities Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.

Rochester and Binghamton New York both have more population in their metro areas than your 4th biggest city.MOD
Well Winnipeg might not bring a NBC Tv contract that is true but if the owner in Florida can make profit with on the side businesses while having an NHL team a guy in QC who owns more than 35% of the French TV market in Quebec will certainly find great uses of an NHL team and be ready to pay big bucks for it.

EDIT : Also you gotta consider that TV markets arent always the same as in US. While NYC and Birmingham may have their own local Fox/Nbc/Cbs/Abc/Espn, in Canada its a different story, we've got CBC covering coast to coast, same with TSN.

And don't take it personnaly but despite us being only 30ish mil in Canada our Monday night hockey game is watched by more people than a Phoenix vs "Any team" on any day of the week in Phoenix.

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