It would help explain why SMG was at most willing to offer an incentive laden deal that guaranteed nothing. It stands to reason they were not so confident they will be able to book a lot of events much less quality events.
Again, there's no guarantee with GS either. And SMG submitted both hockey and non hockey scenarios. That arenas are not totally lost without sports tenants is not open to interpretation if you look at the pollstar data.
Gotta love LeBlanc's comment that focusing on the business side of things and leaving the hockey operations was their plan. If they do get this team, I sure as hell hope they he honors that statement. DM and Tip will handle it juuuuussst fine!