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12-13-2012, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by DJ EarWax View Post
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.
Calgary, Ottawa, and Buffalo are basically just as small. That doesn't change the fact that Edmonton is tiny.

There are giants in the playground (namely Montreal, Toronto, and New York) and if franchises like the Oilers, Flames, Senators, and Sabres don't receive extra support from their municipalities, they will be crushed.

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