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05-24-2007, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Upchuck19 View Post
If the Pred fans can't support a team why can't this guy buy the team and move it to a market that will support?

Buy 14,000 season tickets and he can't move it, pretty freakin simple here boys!

I hope this is a wake up call for the pred fans, but is there enough loyal fans and coprorate suits to give them a base of 14K?
Honestly, if Balsillie wants to move the team, there is little the Predator faithful can do about it. He has two options. He can absolutely dismantle the team and tank the season which would all but guarantee that attendence would be below 14k. Or he could just flat out break the lease and settle the matter with the city in court. He's got deep enough pockets to handle it.

If he wants to move the franchise, the only thing the Predators fans can do is stop showing up if they want to be heard. They could easily put Balsillie $10-20 million in red for the year if the Preds faithful departs en masse. It ain't much, but it'll hurt nonetheless.

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