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Old 12-19-2011, 09:38 AM
 
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It's going to be a double "joke" when they move an NHL franchise from Phoenix (4.1 million metro) or Nashville (3 million metro) to a place like Quebec City (715,000 metro)
Nashville is a metro of 1.7 million, not 3 million.
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Old 12-19-2011, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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hardly matters if Atlanta's population would have been 57 million if they couldn't find 10,000 people to attend a hockey game on a consistent basis.
Atlanta never came even close to averaging 10k a game, get your facts straight.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Atlanta never came even close to averaging 10k a game, get your facts straight.
If you actually think they were putting 10,000 people in the seats more often than not, than I got some swamp land in Florida you may be interested in too.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:25 PM
 
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If you actually think they were putting 10,000 people in the seats more often than not, than I got some swamp land in Florida you may be interested in too.
Here are the statistics.
http://www.andrewsstarspage.com/inde...90/118-2008-09
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I'm talking about actual people in attendance not make-believe attendance figures. It's been pretty well established by anyone watching Thrasher games over the last couple of seasons that there were way too many empty seats to support those outrageous attendance numbers.

Thrashers, Blue Jackets Set Records…For Low Attendance | The Province

8:01pm Atlanta thrashers average attendance? | Google searches from Sunday afternoon

Florida Panthers Notebook: Light Crowd in the ATL ... Boston Next | On Frozen Pond
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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I'm talking about actual people in attendance not make-believe attendance figures. It's been pretty well established by anyone watching Thrasher games over the last couple of seasons that there were way too many empty seats to support those outrageous attendance numbers.

Thrashers, Blue Jackets Set Records…For Low Attendance | The Province

8:01pm Atlanta thrashers average attendance? | Google searches from Sunday afternoon

Florida Panthers Notebook: Light Crowd in the ATL ... Boston Next | On Frozen Pond
No, it's not. I attended many games, and with the exception of last season, most games looked at at least eighty percent capacity.

All of those links have to do with last season, which admittedly was horrible, attendance-wise, as fans got light that Atlanta Spirit, the most inept ownership group, was going to sell the team. It's kind of hard to be enthusiastic when you realize that they're not committed to the team, and that they're probably going to sell the team, likely to one that isn't local. The worst pictures from those links are from late last season, which admittedly was horrible, attendance-wise, but it's obvious why that was the case. The first link is from the beginning of the season, but it's obvious that they're showing a section that was nearly empty, when likely other sections were mostly full. That was likely a corporate buyout, in which the owners didn't give the tickets to their employees.

I speak from experience, as I attended many Thrashers games. Attendance prior to the last season ranked from fair to good. Most of the arena looked full. You'd see some empty seats behind the scoreboard, but those are horrible seats anyway. The rest of the arena on most occasions looked full.

You're really proving nothing with those links, as it's known to everyone who is a Thrashers fan that attendance last season, particularly in the second half, was horrible given that the fans were becoming apathetic to the mismanagement of the team, the possible movement of the franchise, and the trading of good talent.

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Old 12-20-2011, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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No, it's not. I attended many games, and with the exception of last season, most games looked at at least eighty percent capacity.

All of those links have to do with last season, which admittedly was horrible, attendance-wise, as fans got light that Atlanta Spirit, the most inept ownership group, was going to sell the team. It's kind of hard to be enthusiastic when you realize that they're not committed to the team, and that they're probably going to sell the team, likely to one that isn't local. The worst pictures from those links are from late last season, which admittedly was horrible, attendance-wise, but it's obvious why that was the case. The first link is from the beginning of the season, but it's obvious that they're showing a section that was nearly empty, when likely other sections were mostly full. That was likely a corporate buyout, in which the owners didn't give the tickets to their employees.

I speak from experience, as I attended many Thrashers games. Attendance prior to the last season ranked from fair to good. Most of the arena looked full. You'd see some empty seats behind the scoreboard, but those are horrible seats anyway. The rest of the arena on most occasions looked full.

You're really proving nothing with those links, as it's known to everyone who is a Thrashers fan that attendance last season, particularly in the second half, was horrible given that the fans were becoming apathetic to the mismanagement of the team, the possible movement of the franchise, and the trading of good talent.
that's fair enough and I will defer to your more intimate knowledge of the situation...
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