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Further proof (if we ever needed any) that the NHL doesn't belong in Nashville

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Jan 23, 2009.

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  1. JR

    JR Active Member


    Team is looking at buying tickets to boost attendance to qualify for revenue sharing. Jesus.

    One source among the NHL governors says he and some of his peers are not happy that clubs can buy tickets to hit revenue-sharing targets. They are also not pleased that some low-revenue clubs have started offering larger discounts and more incentives such as merchandise and free trips to people buying single-game or season tickets.

    It is all done with an eye to raising enough revenue to land a full share of revenue sharing, which comes out of the pockets of other clubs.

    So, can one of the Bettman apologists around here explain how this is good for the NHL and why this franchise is better off in Nashville than say--just for grins-- Kitchener-Waterloo, Hamilton, Quebec City or Mars?

    In the great NHL tradition, it makes not a smidge of business sense.
  2. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    So now their cheating to get their welfare cheque,nice.
  3. JR

    JR Active Member

  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Move the Thrashers to Hamilton... I'd much rather to to Nashville to watch a game...
    Now quit pickin on the preds...
  5. JR

    JR Active Member

    Sorry, they're symbolic with all that's screwed up with the league.

    Balsillie is waiting....and it won't be Hamilton.
  6. writing irish

    writing irish Active Member

    Could we please pull the plug on Preds, Yotes, Thrashers and Panthers? Fail. On. Ice.
  7. Smash Williams

    Smash Williams Well-Known Member

    I think this is a stupid loophole in the CBA.

    But then again, franchises in Canada are not automatically tickets to economic success. The Oilers, only 10 years after the Gretzky trade, were on the verge of financial implosion and being moved to Houston. Attendance was horrible. Only a change in ownership saved them. Calgary was in dire financial straits for a while, and didn't the Senators file for bankruptcy?

    It's such a false premise that Canadian city = instant financial success in the NHL.

    Also, two quotes from the Tennessean for context.


    The Predators second-half paid attendance last season was about 1,000 fans higher than their first-half attendance, so there's a good chance they won't need to buy the tickets.

    But I'm always up for a good "Why sun belt cities don't deserve hockey teams" bashing, I suppose.
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Yeah another Predators thread!
  9. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    Why do you hate America?
  10. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

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  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I thought this was about the vote to make English the city's official language (which, BTW, got rejected.)
  12. JR

    JR Active Member

    Mission accomplished.

    As sure as the sun rises in the morning, Smasher chimes in.

    Oh, and for those playing at home, attendance figures in the NHL mean squat.
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