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Started by Barrister, March 07, 2011, 12:49:03 PM
Quote from: katmai on March 07, 2011, 07:01:00 PM Ain't gonna happen beebQuoteBut while it seems certain the hockey side would thrive in Winnipeg, where pucks are as native as the prairie, the business side is less certain. Winnipeg is the eighth-largest TV market in Canada, behind even Quebec City, which also lost its NHL team in the mid-'90s and wants the league to return, and there are concerns about the population and corporate base. The MTS Centre – currently home to the American Hockey League's Manitoba Moose (the farm club for the Vancouver Canucks) – seats 15,015 and would be the smallest arena in the NHL.
QuoteBut while it seems certain the hockey side would thrive in Winnipeg, where pucks are as native as the prairie, the business side is less certain. Winnipeg is the eighth-largest TV market in Canada, behind even Quebec City, which also lost its NHL team in the mid-'90s and wants the league to return, and there are concerns about the population and corporate base. The MTS Centre – currently home to the American Hockey League's Manitoba Moose (the farm club for the Vancouver Canucks) – seats 15,015 and would be the smallest arena in the NHL.
QuoteBettman, Daly headed to PhoenixBy: Gary Lawless Posted: 03/8/2011 9:43 AM | Comments: 0 | Last Modified: 03/8/2011 10:11 AM | Updates Print E–mail 67Share15Share83Report Error WINNIPEG — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly are headed to Phoenix today.It is unknown whether the two are going there to try and make a last-ditch effort to save the Phoenix Coyotes or to inform the City of Glendale the NHL will begin exploring other options for the league-owned franchise.Bettman and Daly are scheduled to meet with Glendale officials, and potentially with the Goldwater Institute. Goldwater has opposed the arrangement struck between Glendale and potential owner Matthew Hulsizer.Any meetings with Goldwater would have to be held publicly with members of the media invited as stipulated by CEO Darcy Olsen in a letter issued on Monday. Glendale has threatened to sue Goldwater for tortious interference due to the institute's insistence the deal between city and Hulsizer contravenes Arizona's state gift clause law.Goldwater has warned investors they may sue and in doing so made it difficult for Glendale to sell a $116 bond issue the city needs in order to raise $100 million in cash they have pledged to Hulsizer to help him meet the $170-million purchase price.The league bought the team out of bankruptcy for $140 million and have accumulated losses in the neighbourhood of $30 million while operating the club.The league has been in the position to exercise its relocation option since Dec. 31st.True North Sports and Entertainment is considered the front-runner to purchase and move the team to Winnipeg should the league determine it cannot reach a favourable outcome in Glendale.
Quote from: crazy canuckBB's treatment is consistent with one who defends positions taken by the conservative wing of the Conservatives.
Quote from: saskganesh on March 08, 2011, 12:39:47 PMI think it's an attempt to put leverage on GWI to back off or City of Glendale will sue them for "tortious interference."
Quote from: katmai on March 08, 2011, 12:42:01 PM @ Beeb.Your tears are going to be delicious.
Quote from: Barrister on March 08, 2011, 12:48:56 PMQuote from: katmai on March 08, 2011, 12:42:01 PM @ Beeb.Your tears are going to be delicious.You're not even trying anymore.
Quote from: crazy canuck on March 08, 2011, 12:52:57 PMThe analysis of the ability of Winnipeg to support an NHL team are not exactly promising. No potential for a good TV/Radio contract; no major corporate sponsorship; no high end corporate suites; not a lot of people able to afford what the tickets are going to cost.
QuotePopulation: 1994: 676,000 2010: 750,000 Average house value: 1994: $84,000 (Canadian average $158,000) 2009: $227,000 (Canadian average $340,000) Total value of building permits issued: 1994: $300-million 2009: $1.1-billion Housing starts: 1994: 972 2010: 3,200 Average household income: 1994: $43,000 (Canadian average $49,000) 2010: $72,000 (Canadian average $70,500) Unemployment rate 1994: 10.4% (Canadian average 9.5%) 2010: 4.9% (Canadian average 8.1%) (best in Canada) Total employment 1994: 318,000 2010: 425,000 Retail sales: 1994: $4.3-billion 2010: $9.8-billion GDP per capita 1994: $21,100 (Canada $26,700) 2009: $37,500 (Canada $39,000) Personal disposable income per capita: 1994: $17,700 2010: $29,900 Difference: +170% increase NHL average ticket Prices: 1994: $34 2010: $49 Difference: +140% increase Corporate head offices, companies of all sizes: Edmonton: 157 Winnipeg: 129 Ottawa: 101 Corporate head offices, total employment: Winnipeg: 6,890 Ottawa: 4,667 Edmonton: 3,428 Canada's 800 largest corporations: Winnipeg: 32 plus three 3 subsidiaries = 35 Edmonton: 25 plus one subsidiary = 26 Quebec City: 16 plus two subsidiaries = 18 Ottawa: 15 plus one subsidiary = 16
Quote from: Barrister on March 08, 2011, 01:12:08 PMBut the Peg can hang with Edmonton and Ottawa just fine, thank you.
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