Devils fire Julien
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04-03-2007, 05:21 PM
Join Date: Nov 2005
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Yeah, with my luck, the Devils end up getting John Tavares.
Actually, with my bad luck, Pittsburgh finds some loophole and retains it's title as the NHL's Resident Welfare Leech, tanking for yet another future superstar.
The Rangers didn't kill hockey. Whether you like it or not, it's proven fact that when the big market teams do good, that sport does good as well.
What killed hockey is over-expansion. Teams in poor markets not being able to hack it. There's too many teams in the NHL that have markets where hockey doesn't belong in.
Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Carolina, Atlanta, Nashville, Florida, Tampa... all bad markets who have fans who only support the team unless they win. Those teams for years were not able to generate the revenue necessary to help the NHL out.
That's what killed the NHL.
Pittsburgh and Tampa don't have attendance-related troubles at all.
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