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  1. #106

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    I love this shit.

  2. #107

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    I missed my calling. I should have been an NHL team exec. Or Bettman assistant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushay View Post
    Neither one of you get it. Could care less if it becomes the biggest hockey town in the league. It's already a success. Just a matter of how many years before Foley recoups his investment back. Remember, 7-8 investors were lined up to buy the Coyotes in their darkest days. Let that sink in a minute.
    Probably to move them. Many people buy boats, can't wait to sell them also.

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    Let's let this one sink in a minute.



    Golden Knights have more ticket revenue than Penguins, Bruins, Flyers







    Greg Wyshynski
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    The NHL became a more interesting place the moment that Bill Foley’s bid was accepted for the Vegas Golden Knights expansion team.
    Talking to the guy a bit during the NHL Awards, there’s an air of confidence around him, the kind of effortless vibe you get from a CEO or, like, an airline pilot. But there’s also a welcome, winking hucksterism to him, which is what you’d expect from a hockey owner in a city where every buffet is “the longest in Vegas!”
    All that said, Foley spoke to Forbes recently about the Golden Knights’ successes even before they’ve played a game, including that they’ve “sold 13,500 of the 17,000 seats” for games as well as all the suites available.
    And then he dropped this:
    “We are number five, six or seven in terms of ticket revenue in the league. That’s how good Las Vegas has been to us,” says Foley as we sit on a veranda at his Chalk Hill winery in Napa Valley. “Edmonton has more revenue in their brand-new arena. The Rangers, Toronto, Chicago Black Hawks, they’re all ahead of us. Montreal is right with us. We have more revenue than the Flyers, Penguins, the Boston Bruins. Most of our tickets are multi-year. The lower bowl is three to ten years.”
    Look, this seems … all we’re saying is that in terms of ticket revenue, the Penguins just completed a second straight run of 41 home dates and four rounds of the playoffs. In 2016, that meant $85 million in gate receipts, according to Forbes. The publication also had the Boston Bruins at $69 million at the gate, which was $7 million away from the Montreal Canadiens’ number, with whom Foley says the Golden Knights are about even.
    Is it possible the Knights are on track for $76 million in ticket revenue next season? Are they, in Year 1, going to make more at the gate than some of the NHL’s most established teams?
    It probably comes down to how Foley and his team choose to calculate such matters. But, like we said: There’s never a dull moment with him.








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    penguins, bruins, flyers do not let ticket scalpers buy season tickets, vegas does. try buying bruins season tix with a calif address, you will be denied

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    Quote Originally Posted by railbird View Post
    penguins, bruins, flyers do not let ticket scalpers buy season tickets, vegas does. try buying bruins season tix with a calif address, you will be denied
    So how many of the 13.5 sold out seats for not only this year as well as the following 3-10 years were purchased by season ticket holders? And for that matter what is your point? Lol. Sales are sales are they not?

    i have zero interest in buying a Bruins season ticket. And neither do you as you claim your out of that business.

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    Good, screw the brokers.
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    The whole thread is embarrassing but this one stood out the most. And I always liked Mr. Met.
    It was this exact mentality that Bettman and Foley said we think we know more about this than people who think this way and proceeded to bet close to... I imagine a billion by now you all were wrong. I hate to bump the whole thread but I just may have to. High Times one who kept his distance from this one. His power rating just went up .01 decimal point.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Met View Post
    Tuesday night game in December 2022.

    A mediocre Vegas hockey team would draw well against:

    - an original 6 team

    - an East coast team w/ strong fan base. Sabres, Pens, Flyers

    Would be lucky to draw over 12k against:
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    Coyotes, Stars, Blues, Pred, Panthers, Lightning, Hurricanes, Wild, Sens, Devils, Isles
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    The key will be if the team can build a rivalry or draw well against other West Coast teams. LA Kings fan base is pretty solid, and would probably travel.

    Will the Knights draw well against the Flames, Jets, Oilers, Canucks, Avs, Ducks or Sharks? We will see.

    As already mentioned, if the team is mediocre and the opponent is mediocre I think tourists and locals alike would rather spend their $ on an O show or a buffet

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    Quote Originally Posted by FairWarning View Post
    The big picture is they could have done this anywhere, but the NHL thinks they will outsmart themselves by playing in another non-hockey market. This reminds me of the Big 10 adding Rutgers and Maryland - not to make the conference better, but to expand their brand and get the Big 10 Network into eastern markets. If I'm wrong, I'll be the 1st to admit it.

    Raiders in LV will be a huge success.
    Bump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycabino View Post
    That arena will never have an atmosphere like a Redwing or a Penguin like atmosphere where the fans love their city. It will be where the rich go to do something on a Tuesday night when they are in town in general. Passion will be at a minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FairWarning View Post
    Good, screw the brokers.



    agree.... brokers are only good for the team owners... killed the game with high prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycabino View Post
    Well then maybe if they ever produce the equivalent of an NHL best roster of all time type scenario there will be some interest but that city doesn't give a flying fuck about today's Running Rebels and it's certainly more of a basketball town no matter how badly Bushay wants it to be a hockey town.
    This bump is a goodie. And this rocket scientist hasn't shown his face in this thread since.

    Funny how that works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FairWarning View Post
    Ray gets it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FairWarning View Post
    The idea of the transplants filling the stadium is funny. Look at the southern teams in general outside of football, they have some of the worst attendance. I expect the Golden Knights to be the same. They will play a bunch of low-scoring games because that is the only way they can win in the first few years until they can develop talent. Are LV fans longing to see 3-1 games? Only time will tell.
    This is too funny. I think they are the highest scoring team in the league.

    Those unders are money. lol.

    I'm going to stop now. I'm getting tired.

    Plus there's way more material in some of the other threads.

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    You got me Bushay. For the record, I have the under on their points this year also.

    Not the last time I’ll be wrong either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushay View Post
    This bump is a goodie. And this rocket scientist hasn't shown his face in this thread since.

    Funny how that works.
    This is too funny. You haven’t posted on your brilliance in the Harbaugh UM thread since the day you started it. Funny how that works.

  17. #122

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    Quote Originally Posted by FairWarning View Post
    You got me Bushay. For the record, I have the under on their points this year also.

    Not the last time I’ll be wrong either.
    You are not alone. I thought under 70.5 was like printing money in September.

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