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01-01-2013, 09:51 AM
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Colin226
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Originally Posted by Kimota View Post
Strangely winning is not the only thing that makes you relevant when you are a popular franchise. Look at the Red Sox, they didn't win for a long time but they have not stopped being revelvant. Hell even after the winning ways of the Devils, the Avs and Stars, they fell back down and the Habs are more relevant even if they sucked for a long time, even after a crappy season last year. When you are in a hockey hot bed, you have the fortune that teams from other places, don't. In a shaky maket, you have to win or else.
Really, the Habs were more relevant than the Devils last season? But the real comedy is when you basically say in your last few sentences that Habs fans will blindly love and passionately follow their team even when poor management results in an awful showing on the ice. What a great business model they have up there, where else can you fail your fan base with moves like the Gomez one and they'll still spend heavily on you and support you.. I guess you could look at that like its a wonderful thing, but to me it's kind of pathetic.. Not to mention that you have Habs and Leafs fans blasting the league for southern expansion while partially supporting those teams through their undying love of their own team

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