Contraction a necessary evil for survival of NHL says economist
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12-13-2012, 12:12 PM
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a mediocre Atlanta team with at least some likeability
has a chance to put the sport on the map of executive boardrooms of the media companies that HQ in the town it plays in. That's pure money, and walking away from it in favor of yet another midsize Canadian town, even if it does better at the gate, is still a huge loss
And that's exactly what Atlanta had. A mediocre team with some likeability, yet when it was time for one of the locals to step up and buy the team, they all walked away.
Seems to me the people writing the cheques in Atlanta feel differently about the prospects of having a team there.
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