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03-10-2009, 04:43 PM
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Everyone knows that Tavares is going to Tampa to join Stamkos and save the Tampa franchise. Just like the NHL rigged the Crosby draft to send him to Pittsburgh and save that franchise
You certainly can't deny that picking in the top two for four consecutive seasons, landing them Fleury, Crosby, Malkin, and Staal, has set Pitt up with a very solid core.

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Does the word pride exist in your vocabulary?

While we are nowhere near selling out the arena anytime soon, we have an average home attendance of 14,000+ at this point in the season. During almost every interview that comes after homes games, whether it's a win or loss, the player being interviewed mentions that they need to play for each other and the fans who continue to show up and support them. But you wouldn't know that, since you've never been in the arena, and probably never will be.
That 14,000 is obviously a false number. It definitely looks closer to 5,000. It's the emptiest building in the NHL, at least it looks like it.

There is no pride in continuing to lose for the next 5 years. This franchise needs Tavares if it ever wants to become a winner.

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There is no pride in continuing to lose for the next 5 years. This franchise needs Tavares if it ever wants to become a winner.
I hardly think that's the only option for success this team has.

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Tavares is something this franchise COULD use. A legit first line center and winger through FA is all we need

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That 14,000 is obviously a false number. It definitely looks closer to 5,000. It's the emptiest building in the NHL, at least it looks like it.
And you're judging this from your couch in Alberta? How often do they show the upper deck, or anything really above what would be in the sight lines directly behind the glass?

All of the numbers can be found on The Sports Network's website. NYI has the lowest attendance average in the league. The BJs, Panthers, and Predators are all currently sitting in a playoff spot and their average is not even 1000 more per game.

I remember last season that you were shocked that the Sharks and the Stars do as well as they do with arena attendance numbers when someone pointed it out because you seem to think all Canadian markets should have a team before most of the US cities that currently have teams.

You continue to make assumptions and put your opinion over facts. That's not a good thing for someone going to school for sports journalism.


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The set-up of Phillips is also very misleading which helps it look empty.

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And you're judging this from your couch in Alberta? How often do they show the upper deck, or anything really above what would be in the sight lines directly behind the glass?

All of the numbers can be found on The Sports Network's website. NYI has the lowest attendance average in the league. The BJs, Panthers, and Predators are all currently sitting in a playoff spot and their average is not even 1000 more per game.

I remember last season that you were shocked that the Sharks and the Stars do as well as they do with arena attendance numbers when someone pointed it out because you seem to think all Canadian markets should have a team before most of the US cities that currently have teams.

You continue to make assumptions and put your opinion over facts. That's not a good thing for someone going to school for sports journalism.
And you spend most of your time on HF looking for my posts to argue against. You make it quite obvious.

Atlanta does NOT get 14,000 fans per game. Those numbers are completely false, and that is very obvious by watching the game. There is absolutely no way that there are more than 10,000 people, and very little chance that the true attendance is even 5,000, as I said. Face it, Atlanta could not support the Flames, and, right now, they can't support the Thrashers. One can hope that a better team will draw in more fans, but Waddell has failed at building a good team for 9 years. I'm really doubting that that's going to change any time soon, when he thinks that guys like Williams, White, Holik, Peverley (Who has actually performed much better than expected), Belanger, Kapanen, Metropolit, Sim, etc are top 6 players.

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03-11-2009, 04:26 PM
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Face it, Atlanta could not support the Flames, and, right now, they can't support the Thrashers.
And here you are really starting to show your ignorance on the matter.

The Flames were sold due to the owners struggling real estate business, not the lack of fan support. Sound familiar? The same thing is currently happening in Phoenix due to Jerry Moyes struggling business in the trucking industry. If not for that, the financial troubles the Coyotes are having would be non existent. The difference is the league intends to keep teams in their current cities, whereas they were not as proactive in their attempts when the Flames were sold.

The bid from Calgary was 3x the amount that the team was worth and what was offered by local bidders. It would have been stupid to turn that deal down.

If Atlanta is such a bad hockey town, how do we have two different franchises less than 30 miles apart from each other?

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03-11-2009, 04:31 PM
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There is absolutely no way that there are more than 10,000 people, and very little chance that the true attendance is even 5,000, as I said.
Seeing as how I attend games here in Atlanta, I will say this:

The protest night announced attendance was ~14,800. There was maybe 10,000 there. The opening night game vs. Washington was announced as a sellout, but there couldn't have been more than ~15,000.

5,000? You're exaggerating. There were some games where a four digit attendance number wasn't out of the realm of possibility (a certain Tampa Bay game with an announced attendance of 10,700 comes immediately to mind), but nothing as low as 5k this year.

Only way to be sure, though, is the "tickets scanned" number, and not the inflated "sales" number.

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Face it, Atlanta could not support the Flames, and, right now, they can't support the Thrashers.
Hva?!

The poster above me explained the Flames situation. The Thrashers situation is obvious: People aren't going to shell out big bucks for steaming turds on ice. The fans are disenchanted with the direction of the team and the fact Waddell is still employed.

Your ignorance is showing. Best cover it up, or retract statements.

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And you spend most of your time on HF looking for my posts to argue against. You make it quite obvious.

Face it, Atlanta could not support the Flames, and, right now, they can't support the Thrashers.
Wow. For a guy who intends to go into journalism let me give you a couple of pointers - Get thicker skin and do your research/homework.

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