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12-11-2012, 11:09 AM
Gump Hasek
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Originally Posted by flapanthersfan View Post
regardless of it being the main topic or not, you still see a couple of ignorant posters come in from time to time and attempt to paint the panthers as a viable relocation target, when they obviously aren't.

i assume that was his point, anyway.
It is not simply "ignorant posters" that suggest the Panthers are a relocation target as you claim, but rather, it is most often the press and anyone with a read on league business. Whenever relocation is discussed on Hockey Central for example, the hosts always mention the Panthers as a team that could possibly move; they don't suggest that name within a vacuum, it is based upon the best available information they are able to gather from their league sources.

.5 of a second on Google returns stories such as this one...

So while it is great that the team earns money via arena operations, the fact of the matter is that the league is better served to be located in markets that make money on NHL operations; the players by extension are better served by having teams located in areas where the operations grow their salaries - versus contract from the percentage of revenues that the players' take.

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