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02-25-2013, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by MoreOrr View Post
To condense what I'm saying, is that I think the League's proposals have a significant potential of increasing the economic divide in the League. You put the great majority of the money-making teams together.

Of the top 15 highest revenue teams last year, other than the Canadian teams only 2 were outside of the ETZ. And Los Angeles had just had a Cup run, Chicago was the other.
More,

Your comment here says more about the respective fan bases and the history of the clubs than it says about anything else. What you are saying is that fans in
San Jose
Anaheim
Phoenix
Denver
Minn/St Paul
St Louis
Dallas
Nashville
Winnipeg??

Don't produce lots of revenue. To which I say, "Of course not. These are decent hockey markets, not rabid ones. They will never be rabid ones. There is too much else going on there for NHL hockey to take a big piece of the entertainment pie. And, no matter what you do with scheduling and realignment, that won't change."

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