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10-10-2013, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Ian View Post
This team's business model is built on band wagoners.
No, you're confusing New York with Pittsburgh.

Team like Chicago, New York, Toronto, et al. have the dedicated true hockey fan base to get through a poor stretch of bottom feeder teams long enough to bounce back and not be much worse for wear. Pittsburgh was going to lose their team if they didn't get Crosby and Malkin. Now a large majority of their current fan base exists on the success of their lottery draft pick star players.

The problem is not the Rangers surviving a few years of bottom 5 teams, it's why the hell would Dolan ever do that when he is currently making a killing and renovating his arena? I'm sure he'd like to continue filling that new arena and its egregiously overpriced seats for as long as possible, and raising ticket prices along the way. You cannot justify a ticket price hike if your team is ranking 25-30.

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