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#21 Original-Six

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:19 AM

This is the problem. They're not building a real sustainable fanbase. Even if they could manage to keep winning year in and year out (which, let's face it, they'll probably go back to a bottom feeder in coming years), they still face attendance problems. It's great that they win but what's the point if nobody's watching? Let's just hope their good play only increases their sale value so that someone will move them.


Thats what i was getting at. I want new teams to do good but i kinda want Phoenix to fail because I'm afraid the league might try to force them to stay in AZ where no one supports hockey instead of moving it some place where people will. Which would be better for the team and the league.

#22 Lidstromboli

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 10:22 AM

is a team supposed to magically sell out every night after having ONE good season after years of awful ones?

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#23 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 04:22 PM

Could they? Yes. Will they? No; eleven games left, only four at home. Plus, I used this .

"Outlook not so good".

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#24 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 06:10 PM

is a team supposed to magically sell out every night after having ONE good season after years of awful ones?


Chicago and Pittsburgh did.

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#25 Lidstromboli

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:00 PM

every city is like chicago and pittsburgh

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:11 PM

Notice how they are kicking ass without the Great One as their coach, solidifying my opinion that Gretzky was a great player and horrible at coaching/managing things.

#27 Original-Six

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:14 PM

Could they? Yes. Will they? No; eleven games left, only four at home. Plus, I used this .

"Outlook not so good".


indeed it said the Pens would win the cup

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 03:20 PM

Starting times for Phoenix home games, followed by number of games:
All times are Mountain Standard or Mountain Daylight Saving Time
5:00 PM - 2
6:00 PM - 15
7:00 PM - 20
7:30 PM - 2
8:00 PM - 2
I wonder why the differences?

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 06:27 PM

This reminds me of one of those zen philosophy questions:

If the Coyotes make the playoffs, but no one is there to see it, did it really happen?

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#30 Zetts

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 06:35 PM

I hope so. I would much rather play the Coyotes than the other possibilities. Not that I think the Coyotes will be easy, but still preferable.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 06:48 PM

why hasnt lang been playing lately?anyone know?


Because he's lazy and he sucks

#32 Cerberus30

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 06:54 PM

This reminds me of one of those zen philosophy questions:

If the Coyotes make the playoffs, but no one is there to see it, did it really happen?


So should I remind you of the 97 playoffs and the white-out at America West (now US Airways) Arena?

Consider this:

1st - We have a majority of transplants who are already fans of other teams (Chicago/Pittsburgh/Detroit/Any Canadian team/etc.) and won't consider another team to be a fan of.

2nd - This team has not had a winning season in almost a decade. This killed an already small fan-base this team had.

3rd - The move to Glendale. This is NOT convenient for us living in the east valley.

4th - Their last home game against Vancouver was 90.3% full. That's pretty good.

The Cardinals had this problem, then they started winning games and they're fan base is HUGE now. People will come to a winning franchise. This hasn't been one, but is on the verge of turning it around.

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#33 McAwesome

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 08:33 PM

So should I remind you of the 97 playoffs and the white-out at America West (now US Airways) Arena?

Consider this:

1st - We have a majority of transplants who are already fans of other teams (Chicago/Pittsburgh/Detroit/Any Canadian team/etc.) and won't consider another team to be a fan of.

2nd - This team has not had a winning season in almost a decade. This killed an already small fan-base this team had.

3rd - The move to Glendale. This is NOT convenient for us living in the east valley.

4th - Their last home game against Vancouver was 90.3% full. That's pretty good.

The Cardinals had this problem, then they started winning games and they're fan base is HUGE now. People will come to a winning franchise. This hasn't been one, but is on the verge of turning it around.


Don't get me wrong, I am happy for the fans that they do have, I just don't know if making the playoffs will make that much of a difference.

The main problem is that the franchise is still hemorrhaging money even after the league took over, there is talk of a new ownership group showing interest, they have a competitive lineup for the first time in a long time, but is it a good thing for the league to have a franchise that is going to have to rely on profit-sharing to keep them afloat until the fanbase catches on?

Best of luck to them and all, but it is still my opinion that it was a mistake to put a hockey team in the desert, and it is also my opinion that having a loyal fanbase will lead to a successful franchise, not the other way around.

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Posted 20 March 2010 - 10:53 PM

Only 1 point behind Hawks and Sharks.... Unbelievable.

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#35 ToMaToToWnWinGsFaN_24

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 01:26 AM

they could very well be in first tomorrow if they beat dallas and st jose loses!

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Posted 21 March 2010 - 03:21 AM

Only 1 point behind Hawks and Sharks.... Unbelievable.


2 points behind the Hawks.





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