Successful teams that might lose fans/money if they struggle on the ice too long
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12-09-2012, 04:47 PM
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San Jose. AFAIK the Sharks rely on getting to at least the 2nd round, if not the conference finals, to break even on any given year. Also, sports fans like winners. Hockey is growing greatly in the Bay Area, but if the Giants/A's/Warriors/Niners all continue to be good and get better like they have shown and the Sharks fall into a downward trend, which it isn't unreasonable to think they will, the Sharks will begin to feel it a bit. The same likely goes for any NTM that is generally a pretty good team.
The A's and Warriors will not impact the Sharks by competing for the same entertainment dollar, and 49ers tickets are about to become much more expensive.
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