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01-06-2004, 02:51 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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In Edmonton, though, there are a couple more obstacles to overcome before we reach the point in evaluating whether or not Edmonton deserves an NHL team.
The Oilers need a new stadium to play in and a lot of that has to do with whether or not there is hockey in Edmonton at the NHL level period.
Another is ownership stability for once.
Until some of those are addressed at least in part... I'm not sure if that evaluation can be made.
EDIT: i have looked at the thread in question. It's been a while since I went back to it though.
I'm no marketing expert, I guess it would come down to could EDM support a 50-60 mil payroll if the team was the best team in the league (and it wouldn't even take that much to be the best, look at OTT or VAN, they are both at around 40-45 mil, and they are as good as anyone in the league), would fans be willing to pay basically double for each ticket they purchase?
who knows I suppose.
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