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12-23-2012, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Gliff View Post
Samueli has done more for NON professional hockey in Southern California then anyone probably ever. He has keep some rinks alive. He does care about hockey in the area and he is smart enough to know that promoting hockey as a sport will bring more fans to the Pond then just promoting the Ducks.
I agree that he'd done tons for grass roots hockey in Southern California, which is definitely more important than the Ducks. But I'm talking about the Ducks, and not hockey as a whole. He does practically nothing to promote the Ducks outside of Fox Sports, a few places around Anaheim, and I guess you can count the Rinks program because Ducks logos are plastered all over those places. Of course, that has nothing to do with what we see on the ice, but how do you expect to sell tickets to a non-traditional market if you don't promote the team like a mofo.

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