What if...(mod: relocation proposal, subsequent effect on HRR)
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01-04-2013, 05:15 PM
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Not even close. And you're making a huge (and largely incorrect) assumption. By everyone's accounts, a team in Toronto would instantly be in the top 5 (revenue wise) in the league.
Additionally, with the cap tied to HRR, if the Canadian dollar falls (another assumption - as there's no sign of it happening any time soon), revenues will fall with it, and the cap will go down accordingly.
That said, other than perhaps moving Phoenix - a team that's had issues drawing fans despite great on ice success, I wouldn't move any of the teams... simply because it's NOT a long term solution. But I wouldn't hesitate to expand the league to 32 teams with one in Ontario and in Quebec City. Or Seattle if Phoenix moved to one of those locations.
the Leafs have said show us that a second team will not cut into our revenues and also Buffalo's and Detroit's revenues and we will listen. Burke said while they have a waiting list for tickets, there are unsold boxes and suites . The waiting list is not large enough to sell out another arena either.
Thats an indication its not a guarantee to sell out without effecting the Leafs' revenues.
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