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12-14-2012, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by DJ EarWax View Post
No, my arguement is that the city itself isn't "tiny" per se. It's not huge, but when I think of tiny, I think of places like Grand prairie, Red Deer, Cardston etc. I don't ever hear or read people stating that Calgary, Ottawa or Buffalo are "tiny", yet they're basically the same size as Edmonton.
As far as market size, I would say the Edmonton market size for hockey is considerably larger than many, if not most NHL cities.
If you had 1 billion people living on the North Pole, does it become the worlds largest air conditioning market? Of course not, market size is relative.
Calgary, Ottawa and Buffalo are tiny also compared to other major sports markets. However, Calgary will likely be getting a new arena and Ottawa and Buffalo both have fairly new arenas, that leaves Edmonton as the only market in limbo.
I think that Edmonton gets the reputation as tiny because it's the northernmost location so some people view it as some type of outpost.

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