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12-23-2004, 01:11 PM
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A serious, and possibly frightening, question

I would like your thoughts on this:

If the NHL cancels this season it's quite likely that we won't be seeing hockey next September. We're probably waiting until next January for games. While this lockout happens, many teams will likely be folding. Despite what Gary says I honestly don't think that Nashville, Carolina, Florida, Anaheim, Atlanta and some other teams can survive a prolonged lockout. They're living in precairous markets as it is, with next to no fan support, and the teams have dissappeared and nobody seems to care.

But here's what I'm wondering: Are we in danger of losing our beloved Kings? There are two sides to this story, on one side we do sell out the building, we do have a state of the art arena that the team fills 41 dates/year, we do have a billionaire owner who can easily wait out the lockout. We also have a strong core of youngsters who will be competing and making this team competitive over the long term. The down side to all this is that Anschuntz has said he will sell the team if he doesn't get a cap. Can a new owner afford to live under a non-capped salary structure where he has to pay not only player costs, but also STAPLES Center rental fees, especially without all the additional revenue that'll be going into Phil's pocket? What do you think; despite our homerism is the team really in danger of folding? This inquiring mind wants to know.

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12-23-2004, 01:23 PM
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I would like your thoughts on this:

But here's what I'm wondering: Are we in danger of losing our beloved Kings? .
horrible thought, I agree. No I dont think we are in any danger. If he sells the team, another investor in LA will buy. Staples center is way to plush and needs hockey there. Out of 30 teams in the NHL, I believe the Kings would be on the more "safe half" (top 15) as far as being sold/moved.

The only teams I really see possibly moving or folding(more likely the 1st) are Carolina, Pittsburg, and Anaheim, with a possibility of Florida.

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despite wat lieweke says, these guys are not going to sell the kings at almost any price. they need the kings to increase the real estate value of the town around them and he needs to control something that plays out of staples. selling the kings would be selling the only team he has in staples and would be losing his control over his real estate in downtown LA.

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