HNIC shows new potential alignment with 16 teams in "east" groupings
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02-25-2013, 04:01 PM
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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
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."
I disagree with that statement. I would say that Mpls/St Paul and Winnipeg are just as "rabid" (as a percentage of the whole) as any other top hockey market...but just don't have the same population base to draw from.
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