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#41 Vanimal46

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 09:41 AM

 

Phoenix, the 6th largest metro area in the country, once said much the same thing.  Now, they screwed up where they put their rink, but still.  Non-hockey markets typically struggle and Vegas isn't a natural hockey market.

 

I would guess a good first 5 years, then things get dicey.

 

That's a very good point. The buzz will be there initially, but if they can't put together a contending hockey team, something the Coyotes have always had trouble doing, things could very well get dicey. 


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 12:11 PM

I wonder how the local teams are going to impact sports gambling. Generally local teams/games are off the board, right (I'm thinking UNLV)? Or has that changed recently?


Both professional teams will remain "on" the board.

Also it's hard to point shave in the NFL and almost impossible in the NHL.

NBA is where **** is gonna get dicey IMO
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#43 DaveW

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 12:13 PM

That's a very good point. The buzz will be there initially, but if they can't put together a contending hockey team, something the Coyotes have always had trouble doing, things could very well get dicey.


Visiting teams will always bring in a large attendance as well, like I definitely will go every year for a wild game.

Also the "well if they suck attendance could drop" is true about 95% of pro teams period. See: Minnesota Twins and their fancy new stadium and even the Vikes failing to sell out their last game.
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Posted 29 March 2017 - 12:44 PM

 

Visiting teams will always bring in a large attendance as well, like I definitely will go every year for a wild game.

Also the "well if they suck attendance could drop" is true about 95% of pro teams period. See: Minnesota Twins and their fancy new stadium and even the Vikes failing to sell out their last game.

 

Most of the 6,000 people at a Hawks v Coyotes game are Hawks fans.  But they don't bring "large" attendances.  Larger than usual perhaps, but not enough for a stable market.

 

And there is a big difference between selling out a baseball stadium or football stadium versus hockey.  You should look up attendance for the Coyotes.  It ain't pretty.


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 01:13 PM

The coyotes are one of the dumbest teams in all of sports. Just because it doesn't work in Phoenix doesn't mean anything in re: Vegas.
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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:04 PM

 

The coyotes are one of the dumbest teams in all of sports. Just because it doesn't work in Phoenix doesn't mean anything in re: Vegas.

 

I'm just saying the NHL has a number of floundering teams in non-hockey markets.  I dislike the entire idea of expansion in that league.

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 05:43 PM

Hot rumor: The Seahawks are "listening to offers" for CB Richard Sherman.

In NFL speak, that means he is certainly being traded...

Pipe dream alert: Would Floyd + 2018 1st or 2nd round pick be enough?

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 12:38 PM

 

Hot rumor: The Seahawks are "listening to offers" for CB Richard Sherman.

In NFL speak, that means he is certainly being traded...

Pipe dream alert: Would Floyd + 2018 1st or 2nd round pick be enough?

 

Sharrif Floyd? I thought his career was in doubt.

 

I might be interested but it looks like Sherman only has two years left on his deal with two years of 13M+ cap hits. That's pretty pricey.


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Posted 04 April 2017 - 12:58 PM

Sharrif Floyd? I thought his career was in doubt.

I might be interested but it looks like Sherman only has two years left on his deal with two years of 13M+ cap hits. That's pretty pricey.


Yeah the Shariff news puts a wrench in my idea.

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 01:00 PM

Tony Romo supposedly is hanging it up instead of playing for a different team.

If I'm looking at the scoreboard correctly....

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