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02-07-2013, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Bucky Gleason View Post
To claim that it has occurred is obviously a bit strong, but to suggest that an NHL franchise (whose revenue is much more fan-based than the NFL/MLB) would consider the attitude of its key consumers is hardly far-fetched. It's the whole reason PR departments exist.
I never said or implied that it wasn't a consideration. However, saying that someone flying a banner over a football stadium was the reason the Eagles got good again is, frankly, nonsense.

The Buffalo Sabres have a 3,000 person season ticket waiting list. They just sold more merchandise in a week than they did all of last year. (Albiet at a huge discount, but still.) Just about every game is sold to capacity. Their key consumers, ie, the people that are spending money, ARE spending money. Lots of it. Frequently.

A small segment of self proclaimed experts pissing and moaning about the state of things isn't going to do jack when the building is full every night.

There are only two incentives to change.
1. Ownership isn't satisfied with the performance.
2. Fan support drops off.

We'll just have to see what happens first.

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