Contraction a necessary evil for survival of NHL says economist
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12-13-2012, 10:49 AM
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I don't care if they lose money hand over fist. Abandoning your toe hold in the Atlanta market was the worst thing this sport could have done. Half the media companies in the United States have their HQ's in Atlanta since Ted Turner made it a CNN town. You have to have a squad in that market even if it is the epitome of mediocre, if you want to get the attention of the national media.
I mean no disrespect to the Winnipeg market, but a bird in the hand is not always worth 2 in the bush if you're a good enough hunter, and there's like 40 birds in the bush.
In order to capture US media attention there are 4 markets you absolutely need to penetrate and gain a strong holding in. New York, Chicago, LA,
All 4 are critical for the success of the sport in the long term due to their roles as media towns. Now we're not even competing for one of these 4.
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