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02-03-2004, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Hitman
They have money, but being businessmen, they choose to run the Flames like a business. The risks of losing alot of money with the Flames is greater than the rewards they'd get if we did make the playoffs by spending alot of money.

They didn't get rich by signing lots of checks.
So do they not spend and never make the playoffs and just be a perennial also-ran?
If the fans see them trying and making the playoffs, the revenue will come back to them in the form of sold out playoff dates and TV revenue. Penny pinchers occasionally make it(anahiem/minnesota) but it really isn't the norm.

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