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02-23-2013, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Minnesota View Post
Not for long.
One down season in the last 20+ years is pretty damn good. We will see how they rebound. If anything they may benefit from a realignment getting them out of a division that is basically a powerhouse now that STL woke the hell up.

Originally Posted by TaLoN View Post
I know they're not making the playoffs...been calling that since summer, but current attendance figures don't lie. As a road team, they pack many buildings in the west.
That is b/c of the Big 3 retirees who moved to Phoenix (probably the biggest reason they got a team), Dallas, and Anaheim. Detroit is a massive reason for the expansion we've seen to be honest. While those cities are doing pretty well for themselves all things considered, the reason you see that fanbase in record #'s is they always won (bandwagon) or someone before them was a Red Wings fan. It is like when the Yankees come here. You see more NY stuff than Twins stuff sometimes lol.

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