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01-02-2013, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by ODAAT View Post
Ottawa only has about 300,000 more residents there, Winnipeg, if not mistaken about 650,000, there are cases where small market teams make it if that market has a strong hockey following. The arguement can be made that there`s a few bigger market teams who struggle too.

I`m not too familiar with the hockey landscape in the US but..
The strong fanbase and hockey following isn't enough though Andrew. They absolutely have to have a strong corporate base willing to buy luxury boxes ( big money there that isnt all counted as HRR) and strong local television.

Just filling the arena isn't enough for the NHL anymore.

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