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12-13-2012, 03:56 PM
DJ EarWax
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Great addition to the thread.

You can attack semantics all you want (It's probably the only thing you got). Doesn't change the fact that the Oilers need a modern funding model that includes revenue from both NHL and non-NHL sources. Exponentially more than other markets due to just how small Edmonton is. The fact that Edmonton is a small market will only become more pronounced as the sport grows and we trade 2/3rd's of our core due to money issues.
This always gets on my nerves. Let's do some math.

Edmonton Population: 1,159,869 (2011)
Calgary Population: 1,214,839 (2011) a diff of 54,970 (4.5%)
Ottawa Population: 1,236,324 (2011) a diff of 76,455 (6.2%)
Buffalo Population: 1,203,997 (2011) a diff of 44,128 (3.7%)

So if Edmonton is so small, then Calgary, Ottawa and Buffalo are basically just as small, unless you want to argue that at most 6.2% is significant.
You might try and argue city proper vs metro, and if that were the case you could argue that Edmonton is a bigger market than Vancouver, and I don't think anyone is arguing that. So please drop the "so small" crap, it's insulting and inaccurate.

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