TNSE Looking at getting a WHL team
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02-17-2013, 03:06 PM
Join Date: Jul 2002
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Also hockey just wasn't as popular in 70's 80's and early 90's as it is now.
The game is just bigger now.
In 1993 I went to Toronto and was able buy tickets to Leafs and Black Hawks on
a Saturday night on game day at regular prices which was less than $25 a ticket.
That would never happen now.
The same goes for junior hockey. It's bigger now with the World Juniors and games
on TV. I'm pretty sure they would draw Moose like attendance for junior hockey
if Winnipeg was able to get a team.
I don't imagine they'd get 'Moose-like' numbers, due to the fact that the majority of fans who would attend will be spending a lot of their expendable money and, maybe more importantly, time, on the Jets. When the Jets are playing road games, a lot of people will stay home to watch. Drawing Moose-like numbers with no NHL competition would be a phenomenal accomplishment, let alone with the Jets here now.
A junior team would do really well with young families and seniors, hopefully there are enough of them to sustain a team. TNSE will do a good job of marketing to those demographic I'm sure.
I'd catch a couple games a year for sure, but probably only on non-Jets game nights.
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