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In Which (NHL) City Does A Cancelled NBA Season Benefit Hockey The Most?

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10-10-2011, 11:20 PM
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I don't think it will help a market where the NHL is not one of the top sports draws. It should definitely help Chicago, though because the Hawks will have all the attention. The Bears are terrible and the Bulls, despite being a very strong team, aren't going to be able to take any attention from them. Chicago is a sports crazed city so the Hawks are going to be the center of attention this winter. I think the same could happen in Philly and Boston, except the Patriots are good.

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Nowhere....the NBA is geared towards a more urban type culture. Very rarely do you see any real overlap between the fan bases. The NBA has alienated most of America with the whole thug life/tattoos image it's been presenting

Rangers are already way more popular than the Knicks in NY
Have you ever been to New York?

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Denver. the fair weather guys (there are TONS of them, remember the sell out streak?) will jump ship fast again if the Avs can be above average with the Broncos sucking and no Nuggies

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10-10-2011, 11:21 PM
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Toronto.

Los Angeles and Florida will have a rise in attendance and attention, if they do well.
There's an NBA team in Toronto?

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10-10-2011, 11:23 PM
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The Kings might get a little more coverage during sports on the local news, but that's about it. Attendance is always good, but besides the diehards, nobody cares. The NBA could go away for years and that's not going to change

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10-10-2011, 11:27 PM
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Besides big sports markets like Boston and Chicago, I would say Dallas has a big opportunity. However, for the most part, the NBA and NHL have two different audiences.

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10-10-2011, 11:31 PM
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the entire pacific division. warriors, suns, mavs, lakers, and eh clippers...

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10-10-2011, 11:31 PM
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Hawks didnt even sell out there home playoff games last year.
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But thinking about it.... gotta figure that Dallas would benefit greatly without competing head to head with the defending NBA champion Mavericks. After them, probably L.A. and Denver would get a nice boost in attention as well.

The biggest question is going to be the Coyotes, though. If the Yotes still struggle without competing against the Suns and with the Cardinals likely going to be a mediocre team at best, then that's gotta be a major nail in the coffin for them, tbqh. I mean, if they can't show improvement with that going for them, then they're really screwed.

EDIT: Ah, gotcha.... thought ya meant the Blackhawks, not the Atlanta Hawks. My bad.

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10-10-2011, 11:35 PM
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Not really. The Pistons are awful. Nobody watches them anyways
They watch Basketball though.

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L.A./Anaheim. Lakers rule that area, The Blake Griffins, I mean Clippers, are gaining popularity. No NBA season and an NFL lockout, as well as both MLB teams missing the playoffs leaves the Kings and Ducks primed to gain market share. Dallas without the Mavs will gain a bit as well.

Hopefully the 'Yotes gain traction as well.

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10-10-2011, 11:47 PM
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Phoenix possibly? That or LA

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If it benefits anyone at all, it'll benefit the Kings. The Lakers are so high profile, plus the loss of Clippers games, no NFL team, and the Dodgers being a complete mess as far as ownership goes. The Kings would be the only pro sports team worth following. But don't underestimate the popularity of college sports.

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10-10-2011, 11:58 PM
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In LA, everyone won't be able to pretend they like basketball and will have no opportunity to yell "KOBE!" obnoxiously.
... Just an FYI - it isn't pretending. And by your post, you've never actually watched a Laker game, so you have no idea what you're talking about.

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Them they just might do something smart and check out a ****ing awesome Kings team.
... ****ing awesome? Overrating much? They were little better than average last season and they might be good this season. That's about it.

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10-11-2011, 12:00 AM
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How about we stop trying to grab the attention of the casual fan? What is it with having 'your choice of sport' being viewed as the most watched or popular?

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How about we stop trying to grab the attention of the casual fan? What is it with having 'your choice of sport' being viewed as the most watched or popular?
Catching the casual fan is the way to grow the sport and help out all those teams having trouble breaking even. This growth is good for the league overall.

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10-11-2011, 12:16 AM
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LA, maybe the Florida areas but College Football is huge there.

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10-11-2011, 12:22 AM
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Kings billboards are starting to pop up here in LA - saw a Mike Richards one today

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Honestly, the Bulls fans that would be prospective Hawks fans are already Hawks fans. The rest of the demographic has no interest in hockey and never will.

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10-11-2011, 12:25 AM
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No city will benefit from it. Many people are going to be out of work from this, all because of the greed of owners.

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10-11-2011, 12:28 AM
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No city will benefit from it. Many people are going to be out of work from this, all because of the greed of owners.
Actually, no. The idea that major league professional sports teams generate substantial economic activity is mostly a myth promoted by way of corporate propaganda (usually while trying to loot the public treasury for a bailout). Although some employment will be lost, it will be the equivalent of a few dozen man-years worked annually, and most of those will be low-wage, unskilled jobs that offer nothing of value to the community.

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10-11-2011, 12:32 AM
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Actually, no. The idea that major league professional sports teams generate substantial economic activity is mostly a myth promoted by way of corporate propaganda (usually while trying to loot the public treasury for a bailout). Although some employment will be lost, it will be the equivalent of a few dozen man-years worked annually, and most of those will be low-wage, unskilled jobs that offer nothing of value to the community.
I am not disputing the disgusting corporate welfare part of things. I agree with that 100%. But there will be a few lower income folks out of work.

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10-11-2011, 12:36 AM
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This thread screams LA.
This. They don't have strong NFL allegiances and the NBA has tons of fans there.

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10-11-2011, 12:40 AM
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I am not disputing the disgusting corporate welfare part of things. I agree with that 100%. But there will be a few lower income folks out of work.
Well, I agree with that position. Sorry for misinterpreting your post.

If I had to make a decision to bail out the Canucks or have them leave town to Nowhere, Saskatchewan, I'd drive them to the airport myself. The league really needs to stop putting teams in places where there really isn't a clear business model for success, or should at least try to get its teams to stop asking for public bailouts when they can't draw better than flies.

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Which NBA teams benefited most from the NHL Lockout?

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Kings billboards are starting to pop up here in LA - saw a Mike Richards one today
That's probably because the season started. I've always seen billboards for the Ducks and Kings around the area.

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Dallas, IMO. With the recent ownership issues in the big-D, not having the NBA this year will allow fringe hockey fans that usually cheer on the Mavericks full time more of an opportunity to explore hockey and add some much needed revenue to Dallas.

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