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12-01-2013, 09:15 AM
Buck Aki Berg
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Originally Posted by bozwell View Post
Situation wont be fixed till there is a rather large US deal in place. Many of the teams that are mentioned as losing money are only able to function due to non-hockey night events in their arenas. The non-hockey nights are propping up the hockey teams. Some would say that is bad business overall
As a hockey fan, I have the same emotional response - I want hockey to be where it's watched, enjoyed, and appreciated, not where it's propped up by subsidies and complimentary products on off nights.

From an economic standpoint, it's certainly not a bad business plan. It's no different than how a grocery store sells staple products below cost to bring people in, knowing they'll come out ahead because these people will buy a dozen other things at a markup. If the operation comes out ahead, it's not bad business.

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