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12-08-2012, 11:37 PM
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DyerMaker66
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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

winnipeg has like 600,000 people in their metro area, phoenix 4.2 million. and you wonder why the nhl doesn't want a team to leave phoenix?
And yet Winnipeg is sold out for the next 3 years at a high ticket price. Toronto has an 8 year wait for season tickets and has the highest price in the league. You don't think that 8 year wait says that the GTHA could support another team?

Population clearly doesn't matter when you don't watch the sport (*cough* Atlanta *cough*)

Edmonton, Ottawa, and Calgary do pretty well and their teams are terrible.

MOD Your country doesn't watch hockey, and the NHL should stop trying to force it to until it is full of healthy franchises. A healthy league will help itself grow, not forcing failing franchises to stay in Phoenix and Atlanta.


Last edited by Killion: 12-09-2012 at 12:33 AM.
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